Noel Turnbull

Adjunct professor of media and communications at RMIT University.


Come in Spinner: there’s something about Louise

September 26, 2012

What is it about Louise Adler that gets people talking? The chatter about the Melbourne publisher goes to what is unique about Melbourne and modern management.

Come in Spinner: security theatrics scare the pants off us

September 24, 2012 2

Politics is often characterised as theatre and probably never more so in areas -- such as security -- where symbolism is often more important than logic and probability.

Come in Spinner: will retrenched journos take PR jobs?

July 27, 2012 6

The US military, for instance, is the largest employer of PR people in the world and in Melbourne the number of PR people outweighs the number of journalists.

Come in Spinner: spinning the monarchical succession

July 19, 2012 7

The media -- particularly magazines -- are heavily dependent on monarchical stories, regularly reporting on them through the frame of pageantry, soap opera, scandal and fantasy.

Come in Spinner: out of caves our opinions come

July 16, 2012 1

Evolutionary psychology often seems like a "just so" story and it has the unfortunate quality of not being, unless we discover time travel, falsifiable. But it does have some very useful insights into how we think and act today.

Come in Spinner: Disney, health police on a wavelength (almost)

July 6, 2012 1

The Disney Channel has managed to pull off a very successful PR coup.

Come in Spinner: census red faces for ad agencies, politicians

July 2, 2012 3

The latest census figures ought to cause some red faces among advertising agencies, PR people and politicians.

Come in Spinner: who’s who in the PR consultancy industry

June 13, 2012 1

A new report has shown some light on the state of the Australian PR consultancy industry and suggests that the once-dominant players are no longer quite so dominant.

Come in Spinner: media relations — impossible to so, so easy

June 7, 2012 1

In the 1970s, legendary journalist and editor Richard L’Estrange (commonly known as Dick the Odd) described the then Victorian parliamentary press gallery as "a club".

Come in Spinner: PR and the ‘Samantha Syndrome’

June 5, 2012 3

If you have a dismissive attitude to public relations, you will be delighted to discover that research has uncovered something very interesting about young PR students.