About Renee Barnes Renee Barnes lectures in online journalism and produces the student online publication City Journal Online. She regularly writes for The Age and works in the ABC Radio Australia newsroom in both an online and broadcast capacity. Prior to joining RMIT, Renee worked as a journalist for a number of organisations including The Age, ABC Melbourne and Australian Associated Press. Her research interests include the media’s role in the creation and management of national identity narratives and the impact of globalisation on this dynamic. She is currently finalising a Masters by Research at Latrobe University looking at the use of national identity in television current affairs programs.