Fiji placement enlightens aspiring climate change journalists
A two-week journalism stint in Fiji, dubbed “Bearing Witness”, has lent new perspectives on the effects of climate change on AUT journalism student Ami Dhabuwala and graduate TJ Aumua.
The project, sponsored by AUT’s Research and Innovation Office (RIO), gave the two aspiring journalists a chance to meet Pacific climate change experts, and experience first-hand themselves the impact of climate change on everyday lives in Daku, a small village in Fiji.
This programme provides a pragmatic and critically relevant journalism qualification to the many Pacific Islanders (and others) across the region already working in the media. It’s also suitable for anyone who wants to develop journalism skills and ability in and about the South Pacific, without enrolling in a three-year degree.
Programme Code: AK1309
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 27 February 2017
You’ll be able to enter a wide range of journalism and media-related careers in both mainstream and Pacific contexts.
SELECT a further 15 points from:
DIGM603 Visual Communication (15 points)
HIST690 Te Tiriti O Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi (15 points)
JOUR708 Television Journalism (15 points)
JOUR715 Public Affairs Reporting (15 points)
POLS780 Asian and Pacific Issues (15 points)
SOSC683 Societies, Cultures and Practices (15 points)
TVSP601 Screen Production: Non-Fiction (15 points)
TVSP602 Studio Production (15 points)
or any other media paper at level 6 or above with the approval of the programme leader.
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
* A substitute language paper may be approved
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
*** May not be offered in 2017
Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 1.55pm
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