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  • The British Kept A'Coming: on the Tourist Trail of the 1863 Invasion of the Waikato

    Hoar, P (School of Communication Studies, AUT, 2014)
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  • JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2016

    Myllylahti, M (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
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  • Review: Charlie Hebdo and the free speech conflict

    Robie, D (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2018)
    After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech, edited by Gavan Titley, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany and Aurélien Mondon. London: Zed Books. 2017. 313 pages. ISBN 9781783609383 IN OCTOBER 2016, I returned to that ...
  • Review: Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset ‘democracy’ paradigm

    Robie, D (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2018)
    The General’s Goose: Fiji’s Tale of Contemporary Misadventure, by Robbie Robertson. Canberra: Australian National University. 2017. 366 pages. ISBN 9781760461 When Commodore (now rear admiral retired and an elected prime ...
  • Editorial: Connecting the Pacific dots

    Robie, D (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2018)
    When University of the South Pacific climate change scientist Elisabeth Holland gave a keynote address at the Second Pacific Climate Change Conference at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 2018, her ...
  • Asia Pacific Report: A New Zealand nonprofit journalism model for campus-based social justice media

    Robie, D (Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS), Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2018)
    For nine years, the Pacific Media Centre research and publication unit at Auckland University of Technology has published journalism with an ‘activist’ edge to its style of reportage raising issues of social justice in New ...
  • What kind of country we want for our children: An analysis of media coverage of the 2017 New Zealand General Election

    Mills, K; Berti, C; Rupar, V (Taylor and Francis, 2018)
    This article is the third in a series investigating media reporting of New Zealand elections. Based on content analysis of 510 articles published in the New Zealand Herald, and thematic analysis of a subset of news stories ...
  • Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

    Robie, D (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2018)
    In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students ...
  • Ecological Communication in Asia-Pacific: A comparative analysis of social adaptation to maritime disaster in Indonesia and Fiji

    Wahyuni,, HI; Fitrah, AA; Handayani, F; Robie, D (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2018)
    This article is of a comparative study of social adaptation in the Cyclone Winston disaster case in Fiji and rob flooding in Semarang, Indonesia. In February 2016, the largest tropical storm in the Southern Hemisphere, ...
  • Lacan, Laclau, and the impossibility of free trade

    Owen, T (MEDIANZ, 2017)
    This paper applies Lacan’s ‘negative ontology’ to mediated representations of ‘free trade’, and, in particular, the intellectual property aspects of free trade agreements. More specifically, the paper adopts Lacan’s ...
  • Is Edward Cullen a "good" boyfriend: Young men talk about Twilight, masculinity and the rules of (hetero)romance

    Vogels, C (Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 2017)
    The popular romance is a pervasive and ubiquitous part of popular culture, which has been critically and rigorously analysed by a wide range of scholars. While this body of work is diverse in its critiques of popular ...
  • Mobile Social Media and the News: Where Heutagogy Enables Journalism Education

    Mulrennan, D (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    Journalism schools are under pressure to look beyond traditional teaching methods to prepare students for the post-Internet, rapidly evolving news landscape. Heutagogy is a net-centric teaching method in which learners are ...
  • Special Issue: Agenda 2020 Imagining the Future of New Zealand Media

    Mollgaard, M (MEDIANZ, 2017)
    This edition of MEDIANZ was generated from papers, presentations and discussions at the Agenda 2020: NZ Media Futures Symposium at AUT in April 2017. The Symposium was designed as a forum to encourage debate about the media ...
  • Nurturing Global Collaboration and Networked Learning in Higher Education

    Cronin, C; Cochrane, T; Gordon, A (Association for Learning Technologies, 2016)
    With the ubiquity of mobile social media in 2014, we consider communities of practice in the wider context of networked communication and networked learning in higher education. In this paper we build upon previous work ...
  • Building Global Learning Communities

    Cochrane, T; Buchem, I; Camacho, M; Cronin, C; Gordon, A; Keegan, H (Association for Learning Technology, 2013)
    Within the background where education is increasingly driven by the economies of scale and research funding, we propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using ...
  • Heutagogy and Mobile Social Media: Post Web 2.0 Pedagogy

    Cochrane, T; Antonczak, L; Gordon, A; Sissons, H; Withell, A (ascilite, 2012)
    O’Reilly coined the term web 2.0 seven years ago (O'Reilly, 2005), yet in the past seven years we have seen minimal evidence of wide-spread impact of web 2.0 on traditional higher education pedagogy. Seven years on, we ...
  • Dialogue and Persuasion in the Islamic Tradition: Implications for Journalism

    Rahman, KA (Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition, 2016)
    As the dominant global media, Western media face constant ethical challenges. In a fast-paced, fast-changing world post-9/11, Western media have been accused of misrepresenting Islam and Muslims through biased reporting ...
  • Trials of Celebrity

    Johnson, RJK; King, DB (Pacific Media Centre, Creative Industries Research Institute, AUT University., 2013)
    This issue of Pacific Journalism Review engages with the theme of the dynamics of fame in a small country. In contrast to the dominant focus of the newly emergent field of Celebrity Studies on celebrity as a global phenomenon, ...
  • A Trauma Shake-up: Are NZ Graduates Being Prepared for the Real World?

    Barnes, M (Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, 2013)
    Young journalists today are highly likely to cover traumatic incidents early in their careers, with many confronting trauma day to day. This pressure is exacerbated in the current economic climate and fast-paced changing ...
  • Hypercommercial Television: An Introduction

    Johnson, R (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2016)
    This paper examines the introduction and spread of hypercommercial broadcasting on free-to-air television in New Zealand. It begins by defining the key terms and then moves to outline the circumstances under which such ...

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