Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA
PhD (Sydney), Grad Cert Mgmnt AGSM (UNSW)
Year Elected to the Academy:
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review
, the award-winning literary and public affairs quarterly established by Griffith University in 2003 to provide a public intellectual leadership and a platform for long-form essays addressing topical issues beyond the daily news agenda.
Dr Schultz is a professor at Griffith’s Centre for Cultural Research and is Chair of the Queensland Design Council. She is a director of the Board of several organisations, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Grattan Institute, the Foundation for Public Interest Journalism, the Centre for Advanced Journalism and the Editorial Board of the Companion of Australian Media. Dr Schultz is also a member of the advisory board of High Resolves Initiative, of the leadership council of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Enterprise and is an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Following her role as co-chair of the Creative Stream at the 2020 Summit in April 2008, Dr Schultz was appointed a member of the then Minister for the Arts’ Creative Australia Advisory Group. She was the author of a report on new models of funding the arts and creative sectors, New Models, New Money
, and a lead member of the ongoing research project that has been funded by all Australian governments and private benefactors. In 2012 she was appointed Chair of the Reference Group on National Cultural Policy.
Julianne Schultz received her doctorate from the University of Sydney and is the author of several books including Reviving the Fourth Estate
(Cambridge Uni Press), Steel City Blues
(Penguin), Not Just Another Business
(Pluto), is co-author of The Phone Book
(Penguin), the editor of more than 30 other books and collections, the author of numerous chapters on journalism and media practice and the librettos to two operas, Black River
and Going into Shadows
Dr Schultz began her career as a reporter with the ABC and Australian Financial Review
. As an academic and journalism educator she was the founding director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Julianne Schultz was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her service to the community as a journalist, writer, editor and academic, for fostering debate on issues affecting society and for professional ethics and accountability.