Matthew Ricketson is an academic and journalist, appointed in 2009 as the Inaugural Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra. From mid-2006 to early 2009, he was Media and Communications Editor for The Age. Matthew has worked at The Australian, Time Australia magazine and The Sunday Herald, among other publications.
He was appointed by the federal government in 2011 to assist the Finkelstein Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation. He is a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council projects investigating the impact of mass redundancies on Australian newsrooms and the reinvention of journalism. He is the author of three books and editor of two, and he is President of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.