Physical Journalism

As computers move out of desktops and into the built environment and everyday objects, there is an opportunity to change the shape of news. The Exploring Physical Journalism project aims to understand the possibilities.

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Journalism Design Process

The JxD project created a process for teaching design to journalism students. The process encourages students to imagine new ways of doing journalism by exploring how news or other aspects of practice might be redesigned for social, mobile, or other emerging technologies.

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Book, book chapters

Doherty, S. & Viller, S. (2020). Prototyping interaction: designing technology for communication. In Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova (Ed.), Reimagining Communication: Experience (pp. 80-96) New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

Doherty, S. (2018). Journalism Design: interactive technologies and the future of storytelling. Routledge.

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Peer reviewed articles

Doherty, S. & Worthy, P. (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. In Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzChi ’17). ACM: New York.

Doherty, S. (2016). NewsCubed: Journalism Through Design. Journalism Practice, 10(5), 569—588.

Angus, D., & Doherty, S. (2015). Journalism meets interaction design: an interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching initiative. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 70(1), 44—57.

Doherty, S. (2014). Hypertext and journalism: paths for future research. Digital Journalism, 2(2), 124—139.

Doherty, S. (2012). Will the geeks inherit the newsroom? Reflections on why journalists should learn computer science. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 8(2), 111—121.

Design artefacts

Doherty, S., Worthy, P. & Lloyd, D. (2017) JxD process. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, University of Queensland.


Doherty, S., Epifani, A., Lloyd, D., Harrison, John., & Viller, S. (2015). NewsCube. Brisbane, Australia: NewsCubed Pty Ltd.

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Doherty, S. (2015). NewsCube: Report on Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism. Delivered to the Walkley Foundation. NewsCubed, May 25.

Doherty, S. (2013). Hypertext and news stories (ITEE Technical Report No. 2013-03, University of Queensland).

Doherty, S. (2011). Playing with the facts. The Walkley Magazine, 68, 40.


Doherty, S. (2017) Journalism Design: The NewsCube, Interactive Technologies and Practice. (PhD Thesis, University of Queensland, Australia).

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