Professor Terry Flew

Honorary Professor of Communication and Creative Economy

International Communications / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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The University of Sydney


Department of Media and Communication, The University of Sydney, John Woolley Building, NSW 2006, Australia.


Professor Flew is Honorary Professor of Communication and Creative Economy at UNNC’s School of International Communications (2021-2024)


Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communication and Culture at the University of Sydney. He is the author of 14 books (four edited), 65 book chapters, 101 refereed journal articles, and 17 reports and research monographs. His books include The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (SAGE, 2012), Global Creative Industries (Polity, 2013), Media Economics(Palgrave, 2015) and Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2018). His forthcoming book, Regulating Platforms, will be published by Polity in 2021. Prior to 2021, he was Professor of Communication and Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology.

He was President of the International Communications Association (ICA) from 2019 to 2020 and is currently an Executive Board member of the ICA. He was elected an ICA Fellow in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA), elected in 2019. He has advised companies including Facebook, Cisco Systems and the Special Broadcasting Service, and government and non-government agencies in Australia and internationally, including the Australian Communication and Media Authority, Russian Association for Electronic Communication, New America Foundation and the Singapore Broadcasting Authority. He has held visiting professor roles at City University, London and George Washington University, and is currently a Distinguished Professor with the State Key Laboratory for Media Convergence and Communication, the Communications University of China, and an Honorary Professor at the  University of Nottingham Ningbo China.