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  • Pop, Power and Politics: Kiwi FM and the ‘Third Way’ in New Zealand 

    Mollgaard, M (MEDIANZ, 2016)
    In 2005 a major multi-national media company launched a New Zealand radio network that played only New Zealand music—Kiwi FM. Within a year it was clear that the experiment had failed, with the ...
  • 'It's training man'! Membership categorisation and the situated moral order of basketball training 

    Evans, B (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
    In this paper we examine how physical and verbal actions are constituted as morally accountable within an institutional context. Through the detailed examination of a video recording of the aftermath of an on-court altercation ...
  • Power & persuasion: constructing identity in religious communications 

    Nairn, AM; Nelson, FM; Johnson, RJK (The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), 2015)
    According to Geertz (2002, p. 19), religion is “a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long lasting moods and motivations” and provides adherents with a means for understanding the world. The ...
  • Commodification, viewership and a for-anyone-as-someone "special" structure 

    Johnson, RJK (The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2015)
    Paddy Scannell’s analysis of broadcasting as a ‘for-anyone-assomeone structure’ (2000: 5) remains a key theoretical delineation of the role radio, television (and, now, digital media) play in everyday life. In essence, ...
  • Promoting a promotional culture: a case study of the Junior Franklin County News 

    Johnson, RJK; Bieldt, N (Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Inc, 2015)
    Although the extraordinary level of commercial speech in New Zealand media is relatively commonly acknowledged (see, for instance, Bell, 1995, Campbell, 2000, Hope, 1996, Horrocks, 2004, Lealand, 2002, Thompson, 2003, ...
  • Launching loading docs: a reflection on the first year of a documentary innovation experiment from a producer/researcher perspective 

    Jackson, AG (Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
    Loading Docs is a New Zealand documentary initiative that supports the development, production and distribution of three-minute documentary films. Loading Docs is also a development and innovation initiative, building the ...
  • Educational change and self-governance in a Yukon First Nation community 

    Lewthwaite, Brian; Doiron, Ashley; Owen, Thomas; Dewell, Helen (American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2015)
    More recent developments in Canada’s Yukon Territory draw attention to how political changes have potential for accelerating practices in education that are responsive to Indigenous Peoples’ aspirations for formal education ...
  • Being ‘Afrikaans’: a contested identity 

    Theunissen, PS (All Academic, Inc., 2015)
    Afrikaner Nationalism under the National Party was the vehicle for maintaining Afrikaner identity for most of the 20th century. To achieve this, a set of master symbols was developed. This qualitative pilot study investigates ...
  • Lies, media integrity and the new digital environment [Review] 

    Robie, D (Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, 2014)
    When Rachel Buchanan penned a commissioned article entitled ‘From the classroom to the scrapheap’ for The Age last September, she railed against Australian journalism schools, in particular, against an alleged ‘lie’ and ...
  • Malcolm Ross, journalist and photographer. The perfect war correspondent? 

    Cocker, AR (Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, 2014)
    Malcolm Ross was New Zealand’s first official war correspondent and from 1915 until the end of the First World War he provided copy to the New Zealand press. His journalism has been the subject of recent academic investigation ...
  • Shooting the messenger, Pacific style 

    Robie, D (The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), 2014)
    Media freedom as an issue in the Pacific has been defined in far too narrow terms, as if Big Brother governments and politicians ignorant about the role of media are the only problem. Of course, they’re not. There are many ...
  • Developing a mobile social media framework for creative pedagogies 

    Cochrane, T; Antonczak, L; Guinibert, M; Mulrennan, D (International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 2014)
    This paper explores an overview of an evolving framework to enable creative pedagogies as applied to three different higher education contexts. Based upon our experiences, we propose a critical framework for supporting and ...
  • Tearing and restoring the moral fabric of society in Asian romance movies 

    Rahman, K (The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), 2013)
    This work identifies socio-cultural themes that are represented in 3 distinct groups of Asian romance movies – Hindi, Thai and Malay. The discussion highlights cultural issues raised, previously considered taboo in Asian ...
  • Don't publish and be damned: an advocacy media case study 

    Berney, CJ; Robie, D (Global Fusion Consortium, 2008)
    Advocacy journalism is practised by a wide range of mainstream media publishers and broadcasters and alternative media outlets. It is a genre of journalism that is fact-based but supports a specific viewpoint on an issue. ...
  • How ‘alternative’ media can again be mainstream 

    Robie, D (Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
    Ironically, alternative and independent media were not always marginalised. Less than two centuries ago, they were the ‘mainstream’. They being the radical and working class media of Europe and the new world colonies. This ...
  • Challenging the conventions of personal correspondence: txting times for literacy snobs 

    Mules, PA (Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), 2013)
    Changes in the way we produce, consume and distribute personal commmunication are subtly mediating new perceptions about communication appropriateness and literacy. While not denying that ideational content is an important ...
  • Fusing stage and screen in search of empathy 

    Brannigan, R (Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014)
    Fusing Stage and Screen in Search of Empathy Ross Brannigan Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand The liminal, intermedial space where cinema and theatre come together ...
  • Reflections on journalism and objectivity: an episode, ideal or obstacle? 

    Rupar, V (Media Studies Programme of the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University, Wellington, 2006)
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  • Capturing meaning-making in journalism 

    Rupar, V; Grunwald, E (The State and University Library - Aarhus, 2010)
    Performing content analysis is not merely a question of developing and using quantitatively-defined categories in order to investigate a research problem. If you want to go further and look at the meaning of the whole text, ...
  • Shadow publics’ in the news coverage of socio-political issues 

    Rupar, V; Munshi,Kurian, Fraser (Sage, 2014)

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