Pacific Journalism Review

Media and cultural diversity

The Pacific Journalism Review, founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994, is a peer-reviewed journal covering media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It is now published by the Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, and has links with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific.

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Pacific Journalism Review Special Edition
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While one objective is research into Pacific journalism theory and practice, the journal is also expanding its interest into new areas of research and inquiry that reflect the broader impact of contemporary media practice and education.

A particular focus will be on the cultural politics of the media, including the following issues – new media and social movements, indigenous cultures in the age of globalisation, the politics of tourism and development, the role of the media and the formation of national identity and the cultural influence of New Zealand as a branch of the global economy within the Pacific region. It also has a special interest in environmental and development studies in the media and communication – and vernacular media in the region.

Main sections:

  • Research: Academic research and analysis papers (6000 words)
  • Frontline: Reflective and investigative journalism research and methodology (up to 6000 words)
  • Commentary: Industry insights, developments and practice (1500-3000 words)
  • Reviews: Books, online developments, multimedia, video (500-1000 words)
    Reviews editor: Dr Philip Cass Noted Reviews: 350 words
  • Forum: Letters, brief commentaries (up to 800 words)
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At the Coalface: Advocacy in the dark: Seeking justice for asylum seekers


Two members of the Australian refugee support NGO 'ChilOut' detail the lack of public access to Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs), to the detainees within them and to the policies and procedures governing such centres. ChilOut organises vi...


Jada and the Phantom


Review of Jada Wilson (cartoonist): Jada's interest in cartoons goes back to his early childhood days. Then, he used to read alot of comics such as the Phantom and Donald Duck. This interest inspired him to start drawing and cartooning....


Review: Harrowing story of prejudice and religious blackmail


This harrowing book is about George Gwaze, an African migrant to New Zealand who was tried twice for the alleged rape and murder of his 10-year-old niece. It is also about prejudice, HIV/AIDS and our legal and medical processes when trauma is being i...


Journalism Plus? The resurgence of creative documentary


Over the past two decades, opportunities for ‘creative documentary’ on television may have diminished, but other distribution options for innovative and engaged films have opened up. A resurgence of cinematic documentary is attracting sub...


Noho Rewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i


The colonisation of the Hawai’ian people is a story shared with Māori and other Polynesian peoples. It is a story of shame, desecration, loss of land and loss of life. The commonality of the historical Pacific experience, however, can too easil...



Managing Editor David Robie
Pacific Journalism Review
D-63 School of Communication Studies
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University

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Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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Last updated: 11-Dec-2015 11.01am

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