Former media executive moves to academia October 13, 2010 Senior newspaper executive and editor David Maguire has moved to academia as Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Management at Murdoch University. Professor Maguire returns to Australia after more than three years in senior management and editorial roles with the English-language Shanghai Daily in China. A former managing director of Perth’s The Sunday Times, he brings to Murdoch’s media school a wealth of experience gathered over more than 30 years in daily and Sunday newspapers and radio in Australia, Hong Kong and China. Dean of Media, Communications and Culture at Murdoch, Associate Professor Chris Smyth said: “David’s experience running newspapers, including in the burgeoning Chinese industry, is a wonderful asset to the journalism program. “His appointment as the most senior media figure in any WA journalism school means we can offer courses in new areas like media management and carry out world-class research. “More importantly for our students, he’s already made a great transition from the newsroom to the lecture theatre as a generous, approachable teacher.” Professor Maguire said he looked forward to using his experience of the media in China and Hong Kong to further develop Murdoch’s extensive collaborations in the region, build its student base and initiate major research projects. “The rapid development of all media in China reflects the incredible growth throughout the country and the suite of disciplines offered by Murdoch, from journalism basics to cutting-edge technology and media management, push all the right buttons,” he said. A Doctor of Business Administration and an MBA, Professor Maguire is adding to his academic credentials with the completion of his PhD at Murdoch on the media’s challenges in covering the chaos of major crises. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, International, School of Media Communication and Culture Tags: china, chris smyth, david maguire, journalism and media management, shanghai daily, the sunday times Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!