Pacific Media Centre

Kia ora tatou and warm Pacific greetings

The Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura - is the only media research and community resource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on Māori,  Asia-Pacific and ethnic diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007 as part of the Creative Industries Research Institute. It is now part of the School of Communication Studies.

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In his latest book, Eyes Of Fire, PMC director Professor David Robie investigates and reflects on the Rainbow Warrior bombing of 1985.

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The PMC also collaborates with other Asia-Pacific media centres, including the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific regional journalism programme, engaged in research and cultural production, and also the AUT Journalism programme. It develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, (indexed on SCOPUS, Informit, EBSCO, Knowledge Basket and global media databases), Pacific Journalism Monographs and the news monitoring service Pacific Media Watch. It also offers Pacific media studies at postgraduate level, including the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course.

Director Professor David Robie, our staff and research associates are currently engaged in projects involving fields such as:

  • Alternative journalism and media models
  • Asia-Pacific journalism and political studies
  • Communication for social change
  • Comparative journalism studies
  • Critical development and deliberative journalism
  • Environmental journalism
  • Development communication
  • International journalism and publication
  • Media ethics and accountability
  • Peace journalism
  • Social media in development

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Brochure on PMC activities
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Pacific Media Centre website

Pacific Media Watch -  database and media monitoring project

Books and publications –
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Pacific Journalism Monographs - Peer-reviewed research monographs ISSN 2253-4113

Pacific Journalism Review –
Peer-reviewed biannual research journal ISSN 1023-9499

Asia Pacific Report -Joint industry project between PMC and Multimedia Investments Ltd

Pacific Media Research

Postgraduate supervisions

TOKTOK - Quarterly newsletter

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Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Aotearoa/New Zealand

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Pacific Media Centre
Level 10,
WG Precinct,
Gate 4, Governor Fitzroy Place

Telephone: (+649) 921 9999 x9388

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Last updated: 03-Feb-2016 4.51pm

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