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.

Call for papers for the next edition:


Pacific Journalism Review 2014
Pacific Journalism Review, May 2014

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)
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Photoessay: Melanesian mythical places with unreported conflicts


As a photojournalist who has lived and journeyed through the ‘Black Islands’, Vanuatu resident Ben Bohane was drawn to them because they still seemed like mythical and remote places in an increasingly familiar world, while many of their c...


Opportunities for development journalism in Papua New Guinea


The Social Journalism Awards (SJA) is a journalism exchange programme providing Papua New Guinean journalists with opportunities to report on development issues. This article draws on information collected from SJA participants, and analysis of the m...


2014 UNESCO Lecture: ‘No-one died covering celebrity news’


Commentary: We enjoy freedom of speech in New Zealand, even though the Bill of Rights Act guarantee can be over-ridden. We have a variety of privately owned news media, even though the vast majority are owned by overseas interests. We have state-owne...


Reviews for the 20(2) November 2014 edition


BOOK REVIEWS for the 20(2) November 2014 edition Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific By David Robie Reviewed by Daya Kishan Thussu         241 Beyond Consumer ...


Editorial: Meltdowns and militarisation


Abstract: During the Pacific Science Inter-Congress in Fiji in July 2013, an integrated symposium on ‘Oceans and Nations: “Failed” states and the environment’ in the Pacific, was hosted at the University of the South Pacific. ...



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Pacific Journalism Review
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Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
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