"The ethnocentrism of Clifford Geertz", New Criterion, October 2002
"The Poverty of Cultural Studies", Journalism Studies, (UK), 1, 1, February, 2000
"Journalism versus Cultural Studies", keynote address to Media Wars: Media Studies and Journalism Education Seminar, Queensland University of Technology, 27 November 1998. Published as "Cultural Studies versus Journalism," Quadrant, March 1999, also published as "Journalism versus Cultural Studies", Australian Studies in Journalism, No 7, 1998
"The Poverty of Media Theory", paper to Journalism Education Association annual conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, December 1995; paper to Twentieth General Assembly and Scientific Conference of the International Association for Mass Communication Research, Wesley Centre, Sydney, August 1996; reprinted in Ecquid Novi, Journal for Journalism in Southern Africa, 1997, Vol 18 (1); revised version Quadrant, March 1998; reprinted as "Cultural Studies in Journalism: Obscurantism Equals Profundity?", Asia Pacific Media Educator, 4, January-June 1998; also published as "Cultural Studies versus Journalism", in Myles Breen (ed.) Journalism: Theory and Practice, Macleay Press, Sydney, 1998.
"New Insights and Old Nonsense: A Rejoinder", Ecquid Novi, Journal for Journalism in Southern Africa, 1998 Vol 19 (1)
"The return of tribalism: A critique of cultural relativism", Tasmanian Historical Studies, 5.2, 1997
Review of Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels With Science, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1994, The Australian, January 1995
"History must prevail against challenge of cultural studies", The Australian, Higher Education Supplement, November 23 1994