Sally Young is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, and Associate Professor and Reader in Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Her ARC fellowship provides four years of funding for Sally to research press power and media policy-making. She has published widely in the areas of Australian politics, Australian media, political communication and journalism studies including three books and over forty journal articles and conference papers. Her most recent book is How Australia Decides: Election Reporting and the Media (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Sally is also a newspaper columnist who writes a monthly column on Australian politics and media for the Age newspaper.