Select Publications


McKnight D, 2018, Populism Now! The Case for Progressive Populism, NewSouth

Pearse G; McKnight D; Burton B, 2013, Big Coal: Australia's Dirtiest Habit, First, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney

O'Donnell P; McKnight D; Este J, 2012, Journalism At the Speed of Bytes: Australian Newspapers in the 21st Century, Original, Walkley Foundation for Journalism, Sydney

McKnight D, 2012, Rupert Murdoch: an investigation of political power, First, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest

McKnight D, 2005, Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture War, Original, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW

McKnight D, 2002, Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War, Original, Frank Cass & Co, London

McKnight D, 1994, Australia's Spies and Their Secrets, Original, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, Sydney

Book Chapters

McKnight D, 2018, 'Breaking with Moscow: The Communist Party of Australia's new road to socialism', in , Routledge, pp. 59 - 76

McKnight D; Hobbs M, 2017, 'Fighting for Coal: Public Relations and the Campaign Against Lower Carbon Pollution in Australia', in Carbon Capitalism and Communication Confronting Climate Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 115 - 129

McKnight D, 2014, 'How To Read Your ASIO File', in Burgmann M (ed.), Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 21 - 45,

McKnight D; O'Donnell P, 2014, 'Walkley Awards', in Griffen-Foley B (ed.), A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, pp. 484 - 485

McKnight D, 2013, 'Murdoch and his influence on Australian political life', in Sykes (ed.), The Story of the 2013 Election, Future Leaders

McKnight D, 2013, 'The Renewal of Social Democracy', in State of the Nation: Essays for Robert Manne, Black Inc., Collingwood Vic, pp. 50 - 56,

McKnight D, 2012, 'The campaign to sell climate denial:public relations, the media and scientists', in Banks P; Lunney D; Dickman C (ed.), Science Under Siege: Zoology Under Threat, edn. Original, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, pp. 13 - 15

McKnight D, 2010, 'Labor's market in public services', in Manne R; McKnight D (ed.), Goodbye to all that? : on the failure of neo-liberalism & the urgency of change, edn. Original, Black Inc. Agenda, Melbourne, pp. 181 - 204

McKnight D, 2007, 'Entries on the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service', in Galligan B; Roberts W (ed.), Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 45 - 47

McKnight D, 2007, 'Entry on Michael Bialoguski', in Australian dictionary of Biography, edn. Original, Melbourne university press, Carlton South, VIC, pp. 97 - 98

McKnight D, 2006, 'Research for Journalists and Writers', in Fogg C; Grundy B (ed.), Release the Hounds: A Guide to Research for Journalists and Writers, edn. Original, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 1 - 5

McKnight D, 2005, 'Research for Journalists and Writers', in Fogg C (ed.), Release the Hounds, Allen & Unwin

McKnight D, 2005, 'Rupert Murdoch and the culture war', in Manne R (ed.), Do not disturb: is the media failing Australia?, edn. Original, Black Inc., Melbourne, VIC, pp. 53 - 74

McKnight D, 1999, 'The roots of investigative journalism in Australia', in Curthoys A; Schultz J (ed.), Journalism: Print, Politics and Popular Culture, Queensland University Press

McKnight D, 1994, 'Internal Security: Sources', in Bergin A; Hall R (ed.), Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Force Academy

Journal articles

McKnight D; O'Donnell P, 2017, 'Journalism and intellectual life: the exemplary case of Donald Horne', Australian Journalism Review, vol. 39, pp. 37 - 46

McKnight D, 2016, 'The Rudd Labor Government and the limitations of spin', Media International Australia, vol. 159, pp. 108 - 117,

McKnight D, 2015, 'The rise of the spin doctor: from personal briefings to news management', Media International Australia, pp. 114 - 123,

McKnight D, 2015, 'Shaping the news: media advisers under the Howard and Rudd governments', Australian Journalism Review, vol. 37, pp. 21 - 31

McKnight D, 2015, 'Terrorism and the Cold War: Avoiding false comparisons', Griffith Review, pp. 231 - 235

Mcknight D, 2015, 'The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO, 1949-1963, vol 1', LABOUR HISTORY, pp. 213 - 214,

Hobbs M; McKnight D, 2014, ''Kick This Mob Out' : The Murdoch Media and the Australian Labor Government 2007-2013.', Global Media Journal, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 13,

McKnight D; Hobbs M, 2013, 'Public Contest through the Popular Media:The Mining Industry's Advertising War against the Australian Labor Government', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 48, pp. 307 - 319,

McKnight D, 2012, 'Gina Rinehart and Rupert Murdoch: a study of power in the media.', The Conversation,

McKnight D, 2012, 'Henry Mayer Lecture 2012: The market populism of Rupert Murdoch', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 144, pp. 5 - 12

McKnight D, 2012, 'News of the World scandal reverberates beyond the Murdoch empire', The Conversation,

McKnight D; McNair B, 2012, 'The Empire Goes to War: News Corporation and Iraq', Australian Journalism Review, vol. 34, pp. 7 - 17

McKnight D; Hobbs M, 2011, ''You're all a bunch of pinkos': Rupert Murdoch and the politics of HarperCollins', Media Culture & Society, vol. 33, pp. 835 - 850,

McKnight D, 2010, 'A change in the climate? The journalism of opinion at News Corporation', Journalism: theory, practice and criticism, vol. 11, pp. 693 - 706,

McKnight D, 2010, 'Investigating Journalism's Future', The Walkley Magazine, pp. 21 - 21

McKnight D, 2010, 'Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation: A Media Institution with a Mission', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, vol. 30, pp. 303 - 316,

McKnight D, 2009, 'The Sunday Times and Andrew Neil: the cultivation of market populism', Journalism Studies, vol. 10, pp. 754 - 768,

McKnight D, 2008, '`Not attributable to official sources`: Counter-propoganda and the mass media', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 128, pp. 5 - 18

McKnight D, 2008, 'Partisan Improprieties: Ministerial Control and Australia`s Security Agencies, 1962-72', Intelligence and National Security, vol. 23, pp. 707 - 725

McKnight D, 2008, 'Rethinking Cold War History', Labour History, vol. 95, pp. 185 - 197

McKnight D, 2008, 'The crisis of neo-liberalism', Arena Magazine, pp. 17 - 20

McKnight D, 2008, 'The Emerging Politics of Climate Change', Arena Magazine, pp. 16 - 18

McKnight D, 2007, 'Can the Left find a new vision?', Arena Magazine, pp. 20 - 21

McKnight D, 2007, 'Social Democracy and Family Values', Renewal (London), vol. 15, pp. 67 - 73

McKnight D, 2006, 'All in the same boat', The Australian universities' review : journal of the Federation of Australian University Staff Associations, vol. 48

McKnight D, 2006, 'The Ascendancy of the Right in Modern Australia', Sydney Papers, vol. 18

McKnight D, 2005, 'Western Intelligence and SEATO’s war on subversion', Intelligence and National Security, vol. 20, pp. 288 - 303

McKnight D, 2004, 'Australian Film and the Cultural Cold War', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 118 - 130

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