Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communication & Culture, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at The University of Sydney. He is the author of 16 books (seven edited), including Regulating Platforms, SAGE Handbook of the Digital Media Economy, Understanding Global Media, Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia, Media Economics and Global Creative Industries. He has authored 71 book chapters, 114 refereed journal articles, nine research monographs and nine commissioned reports.
He was the President of the International Communications Association (ICA) during 2019-2020 and organized the 69th ICA Annual Conference in Washington DC in 2019, He is a member of the ICA Executive until 2023. In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.He was President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) in 2009-10, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance and the International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA).
He has been involved in research activities that have generated over $7.8 million in research income, including $6.6m in Cat. 1 ARC funding. Grants have included ARC Discovery projects on the value of news, digital platform governance, trust and mistrust in news, creative industries in suburban areas, and East Asian media production and creative industries in China, as well as ARC Linkage projects on citizen journalism, web counselling for young people, social media and crisis communication, and creative industries in regional Australia.
He has worked with corporate and government partners including the Special Broadcasting Service, Facebook, Fairfax, Telstra, and Arts Queensland, and advised the OECD on the future of news. He was Lead Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission heading the National Classification Scheme Review in 2011-12.
He currently holds Honorary Professorships at Communications University of China and University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and has held visiting professorships at George Washington University and City University, London. He received a Bicentennial Fellowship from the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in 2019, and was a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Learned Academies Special Program on Understanding the Formation of Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia. He has undertaken keynote presentations in China, Russia, Portugal, United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Finland, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Zealand.