Jock Given teaches, researches and writes about media and communications law, policy, business and history. He previously worked as Director of the Communications Law Centre, Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission and Director, Legislation and Industry Economics in the federal Department of Transport and Communications.
He writes regularly for Swinburne University’s Inside Story and has published academic work in journals like Australian Journalism Review, Telecommunications Policy, the Journal of Information Policy, Business History, Media History and Studies in Australasian Cinema. His radio documentaries ‘Crawfords: Television for the People’ and ‘Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless’ were first broadcast by ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program in 2014 and 2012. Current and recent research projects include studies of audiovisual distribution (supported by the ABC and Screen Australia), radiofrequency spectrum management and post-war international telecommunications.