• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • '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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • News, Politics and Diversity in the 2014 New Zealand General Election

      Rupar, V; Owen, TW; Baker, S; Nand, P; Scott, J; Hoyle, C; del Pozo Cruz, J; Shaan Lee, J (Media Observatory, AUT University, 2015)
      No abstract.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...