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Dr Susan Fountaine PhD, MPhil, BA

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2003)
  • Master of Philosophy - Massey University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (1996)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Poliitcal communication, gender politics, corporate social responsibility

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Fountaine, S. (2019). Themes of connection and progress in rural television: New Zealand's Country Calendar 1990-2015. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S., Ross, K., & Comrie, M. (2019). Across the great divide: gender, Twitter and elections in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Communication Research and Practice.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2017). What's not to like? A qualitative study of young women politicians' self-framing on Twitter. Journal of Public Relations Research. ,
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2016). Small business, shifting boundaries: A case study of strategic communication in the digital age. Prism. 13(1), 1-12 Retrieved from http://mro.massey.ac.nz/xmlui/
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Hou, Z., & Fountaine, S. (2016). Moving forward through the mist: Reimagining strategic communication in the digital age. PRism. 13(1), 1-6 Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/fileadmin/13_1/Hou_Fountaine_Editorial_introduction.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2016). The journey to 'next journalism' in New Zealand: political editors' tweets from the 2013 Labour leadership campaign. Communication Research and Practice. 2(2), 177-190 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcrp20
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S., & Comrie, M. (2015). Politics in the provinces: The otago daily times and Manawatu standard coverage of election 2014. Political Science. 67(2), 161-175
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Ross, K., Fountaine, S., & Comrie, M. (2015). Facing up to Facebook: politicians, publics and the social media(ted) turn in New Zealand. Media, Culture and Society. 37(2), 251-269
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S. (2012). Book review - Women in management worldwide: Progress and prospects, edited by Marilyn J. Davidson and Ronald J. Burke (2011). Gender in Management: an international journal. 27(3), 214-216 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=27&issue=6&articleid=17053182&show=abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S. (2012). Book Review - Revealing and concealing gender: Issues of visibility in organizations Edited buy Patricia Lewis and Ruth Simpson (2010). Gender in Management: an international journal. 27(6), 426-429 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=27&issue=6&articleid=17053182&show=abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Murray, N., Tremaine, M., & Fountaine, S. (2012). Breaking through the glass ceiling in the ivory tower: Using a case study to gain new understandings of old gender issues. Advances in Developing Human Resources. 14(2), 221-236 Retrieved from http://adh.sagepub.com/content/14/2/221
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Murray, N.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). 'Knowing' through the news. International Journal of the Humanities. 3(8), 181-188 Retrieved from http://ijm.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.708
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2005). On-screen politics: The tvnz charter and coverage of political news. Political Science. 57(2), 29-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2005). The media and body image: If looks could kill. PRism. 3(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2005). Incorporating women: A history of women and business in the United States. Women in Management Review. 20(7), 527-530
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S., Comrie, M., & Cheyne, C. (2005). Empty heartland: The absent regions on New Zealand television. Media International Australia: Culture and Policy. (117: A Clever Little Country? Cultural Change and Identity in New Zealand), 100-109 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=013441040081317;res=IELLCC
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Phelan, S., Bernanke, J., & Fountaine, S. (2005). A 'heart to heart' on race relations: TVNZ's State of the Nation as public sphere discourse. Pacific Journalism Review. 11(1), 133-153 Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/articles/heart-heart-race-relations-tvnz-s-state-nation-public-sphere-discourse-758
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Phelan, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2005). Retrieving public service broadcasting: Treading a fine line at TVNZ. Media, Culture and Society. 27(1), 101-118+121
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2003). From candidate to cabinet: The changing media strategies of Marian Hobbs. Communication Journal of New Zealand - He Kohinga Korereo. 4(1), 33-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2002). Women Trouble: The framing of the New Zealand First List controversy. Women Talking Politics: Newsletter of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Women and Politics Network. 5, 12-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
O'Neill, D., Fountaine, SL., & Sligo, FX. (2002). Who's bothered by solecisms? Perceptions of error in English language use. Australian Journal of Communication. 29(1), 93-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Sligo, F.
Fountaine, SL., & McGregor, J. (2001). Good news, bad news: New Zealand and the Global Media Monitoring Project. Communication Journal of New Zealand - He Kohinga Korereo. 2(1), 55-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2000). Sex, status and style: Women politicians talk about the media. Women Talking Politics: Newsletter of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Women and Politics Network. (3), 1-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
McGregor, J., Fountaine, S., & Comrie, M. (2000). From Contest to Content: The Impact of Public Journalism on New Zealand Election Campaign Coverage. Political Communication. 17(2), 133-148
[Journal article]Authored by: Fountaine, S.

Book

Zorn, T., Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2016). Crisis Communication Research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research. (pp. 347 - 356).
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Zorn, T.
Fountaine, SL. (2016). New Zealand media coverage of women and women politicians. In G. Kemp, B. Bahador, K. McMillan, & C. Rudd (Eds.) Politics and the media. (pp. 326 - 340). New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S., & Comrie, MA. (2013). New Zealand media coverage of women and women politicians. In B. Bahador, G. Kemp, K. McMillan, & C. Rudd (Eds.) Politics and the media. (pp. 272 - 285). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). Tagasi tulevikku Uus-Meremaal: Kas 'kolmanda voimaluse' kompromiss suudab taaselustada avalik-oiguslikku ringhaalingut?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Muutuste kursil: Avalik-oiguslik ringhaaling Euroopa meediamaastikul. (pp. 133 - 145). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). La Nouvelle-Zelande face a l'eternal retour de la RSP: la 'troisieme voie' peut-elle compromettre la relance de la radiodiffusion de service public?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Faire la Difference. (pp. 167 - 185). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). Back to the future in New Zealand: Can a 'third way' compromise reinvigorate public service broadcasting?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Making a difference: Public service broadcasting in the European media landscape. (pp. 147 - 162). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005). Through a distanced lens: New Zealand's coverage of the Iraq conflict. In SA. Nohrstedt, & R. Ottosen (Eds.) Global War - Local Views: Media Images of the Iraq War. (pp. 245 - 261). Goteborg, Sweden: Nordicom
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2005). Communication ethics. In F. Sligo, & R. Bathurst (Eds.) Communication in the New Zealand Workplace: Theory and Practice. (pp. 29 - 42). Wellington, NZ: Software Technology New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
McGregor, J., O'Leary, E., Fountaine, SL., & Comrie, MA. (2002). Local government and news. In JD. Ed (Ed.) Empowering communities? Representation and participation in New Zealand's Local Government. (pp. 98 - 115). Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2002). Are we there yet? The long road to gender equity in the news.. In J. McGregor, & MC. Eds (Eds.) What's News? Reclaiming Journalism in New Zealand. (pp. 244 - 258). Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Sligo, FX., Fountaine, SL., Sayers, JG., & O'Neill, D.(2000). Effective communication in business. Palmerston North, NZ: Software Technology NZ Ltd
[Authored Book]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Sayers, J., Sligo, F.

Thesis

Fountaine, SL. (2002). Women, Politics and the Media: The 1999 New Zealand General Election. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Fountaine, S.

Report

Fountaine, SL.(2016). Global media monitoring project national report: New Zealand. Toronto, Canada: WACC - World Association for Christian Communication
[Technical Report]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Fountaine, S., & Watson, B. (2007). Media literacy information in New Zealand: A comparative assessment of current data in relation to adults. Broadcasting Standards Authority.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Vaccarino, F.
McGregor, J., & Fountaine, SL. (2006). New Zealand census of women's participation 2006.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2004). Freedom of expression in New Zealand: Striking a balance. Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Fountaine, S.

Conference

Green, M., Croucher, S., & Fountaine, S.(2019, July). Clarifying inclusions and exclusions in the construct of inclusivity: A multi-lens examination of existing understandings. .
[Conference]Authored by: Croucher, S., Fountaine, S., Green, M.
Tootell, B., Fountaine, S., Bensemann, JM., & Rao, V.Achieving Career Excellence: enhancing transitions for young women from university to the workplace. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bensemann, J., Fountaine, S., Rao, V., Tootell, B.
Fountaine, SL.Small business, shifting boundaries: A case study of strategic communication in the digital age. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL.The power of resurrection? The "Crusher" Collins comeback. . Fukuoka, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, SL.Reading the lines: Political cartoons in the 2014 general election. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL.(2005). Knowing through the news: The information content of TVNZ news. . University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005). Who is making the news?. In C. Mills, & DM. Eds (Eds.) Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2005. (pp. unpaged). Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005, August). Knowing through the news: The information content of TVNZ news. Presented at The Third International Conference on New Directions in Humanities. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2005). Searching for balance: Free expression and protection from harm. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2005: Communication at Work. (pp. unpaged). Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005, July). Who is making the news?. Presented at Communication at Work: Showcasing Communication Scholarship: Annual Meeting of the Australia New Zealand Communication Association. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2004, July). Under investigation: The fate of current affairs under a Public Service Charter. Presented at Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2004). Framing gender politics: The New Zealand First list controversy. International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 2 (pp. 341 - 347). : 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2004). Under investigation: The fate of current affairs under a public service charter. International Journal of the Humanities. (pp. 1221 - 1227). : 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2004, July). Framing gender politics: The New Zealand First List controversy. Presented at Second International Conference on New Directions in Humanities. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2003). Chartering change? The potential and pitfalls of reintroducing public service broadcasting to TVNZ. In C. Hatcher, T. Flew, & JJ. Eds (Eds.) Austrialian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL., & McGregor, J. (2002). Reconstructing gender for the 21st century: News media framing of political women in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association : On-line Journal. (pp. unpaged). Gold Coast, QLD: 2002 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2001). Don't look now - the vultures are circling: Challenge of the media for female political leadership and representation. In A. Kinnear, & LG. Eds (Eds.) The International Women in Leadership Conference. (pp. 61 - 67). Perth, WA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fountaine, S.

Other

Fountaine, SL., & Comrie, M. (2015, April). Politics in the provinces: Local newspaper coverage of Election 2014.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2013, April). Political candidates, Facebook and the NZ 2011 Election. In Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S. (2012, June). Female politicians and facebook: Case studies from the 2011 general election campaign. In Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, S. (2012, March). Better fashions for a brighter future: Starfish, sustainability and social responsibility. In Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2005). Who's the boss?: The girl power frame in New Zealand newspapers. In School of Politics and International Studies, Queens University, Occasional Papers(pp. 1 - 27). : Queens University, Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics
[Working Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Phelan, S., Bernanke, J., & Fountaine, SL. (2004, September). A 'heart-to-heart on race relations' - TVNZ's 'state of the nation' as public sphere discourse. : Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Phelan, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2004). Knowing yourself as a writer. Taking Charge of Your Doctorate Workshop
[Other]Authored by: Fountaine, S.
Phelan, S., Bernanke, J., & Fountaine, S.A heart to heart on race relations: Tvnz’s state of the nation as public sphere discourse.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fountaine, S., Phelan, S.
Fountaine, SL. (2002). Women players: the game frame in the 1999 general election. In New Zealand Centre for Women and Leadership Working Paper Series(pp. 1 - 22). : Massey University, New Zealand Centre for Women and Leadership
[Working Paper]Authored by: Fountaine, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 1 1

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Fei Xiao - Doctor of Philosophy
    LGBTQ Co-cultures and LGBTQ Identities on Chinese Social Media

Co-supervisor of:

  • Mal Green - Doctor of Philosophy
    The impact of cultural inclusivity on intraorganizational communication

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Aruneewan Buaniaw - Doctor of Philosophy
    A case study of mental health communication programme delivery during mass violence in southern Thailand, 2004-2014

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