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Pacific Journalism Review

Media and cultural diversity

Pacific Journalism Review 2014
Pacific Journalism Review, May 2014

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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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 Allison Oosterman Noted Reviews: 350 words
  • Forum: Letters, brief commentaries (up to 800 words)
  • Content and inquiries:

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Newspaper quality, content and competition in New Zealand


Content analysis results show that investment strategies and newspaper quality vary between companies in New Zealand. Indeed, Allied Press’ Otago Daily Times prints considerably more news than Fairfax papers with similar circulations, and almos...


Pacific Media Watch and protest in Oceania: An investigative free media case study


In the past three decades, global and regional media freedom advocacy and activist groups have multiplied as risks to journalists and media workers have escalated. Nowhere has this trend been so marked as in the Oceania region where some four organis...


Review: Lies, media integrity and the new digital environment


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 &lsquo...


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Review: Carving a niche for minority language media studies not so easy


Whenever a new field of research emerges a lot of shuffling and sorting of knowledge is required to establish a niche, to define its boundaries, to encourage acknowledgement of the area and to stimulate debate concerning the application of various me...



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Pacific Journalism Review
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