Communication studies news

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The changing shape of news income

Communication studies
21 Sep, 2021
AUT Senior lecturer Merja Myllylahti investigates the first decade of digital revenue payments in a new paper for Digital Journalism.
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Semester 2 - teaching online

09 Sep, 2021
Given the uncertainty of alert levels under the Delta variant, AUT has decided that all teaching will remain online for Semester 2.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
What's Wrong With You

What's Wrong With You?

Communication studies
01 Sep, 2021
What's Wrong With You? is a new podcast produced by two AUT alumni that provides an authentic insight on life as a disabled person.
ORCA success for AUT students

ORCA success for AUT students

Communication studies
30 Aug, 2021
Advertising Creativity Team Reece O’Gorman and Connor Cully have taken second place at the Outstanding Radio Creative Awards (ORCA).
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Universities must embrace partnerships

23 Jul, 2021
Professor Guy Littlefair talks to HEDx podcast to reflect on tertiary education and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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More people are paying for online news

Communication studies
08 Jul, 2021
Dr. Merja Myllylahti breaks down the findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report 2021.
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AUT on screen with Talkback

Communication studies
06 Jul, 2021
The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
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MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships

24 Jun, 2021
Three early career researchers in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies have been awarded MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships.
Professor Verica Rupar

Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar

Communication studies
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Atakohu Middleton

Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer

Communication studies
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
Professor Fiona Peterson

Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson

08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Atakohu Middleton

How to decolonise a mind

Communication studies
02 Jun, 2021
What do we mean when we talk about decolonising one’s mind? Dr Atakohu Middleton explains what it means and gives her top tips.
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Ad School Grads Winning Awards

31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
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What does the future journalist look like?

Communication studies
24 May, 2021
Professor Verica Rupar has received US$52,000 from UNESCO Paris to investigate what shape journalism education should take in the 21st century.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Trust in news declines

Communication studies
29 Apr, 2021
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its second Trust in News in New Zealand report.
Immunising for misinformation

Immunising for misinformation

Communication studies
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to communication studies alumna Diane Abad-Vergara about what it’s like to work for the WHO during a global pandemic.
Giving voice to indigenous stories

Giving voice to indigenous stories

Communication studies
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to globally acclaimed indigenous storyteller and AUT communication studies alumna Chelsea Winstanley.
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LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Communication studies
16 Feb, 2021
Documentary LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti’s prestige FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).
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Greater media literacy is vital

Communication studies
09 Feb, 2021
In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake, says Professor Wayne Hope.
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Trump's Twitter legacy

Communication studies
20 Jan, 2021
Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories, writes Professor Verica Rupar.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards

Communication studies
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
David Robie, Del Abcede and John Pulu

Director of Pacific Media Centre retires

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2020
Professor David Robie, founding Director of the AUT Pacific Media Centre, has announced his retirement from the role.
Mohd Akhtaar

The worlds first Islamic mindfulness app

Communication studies
08 Dec, 2020
AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app.
Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer

Interns on the front line

04 Dec, 2020
Trade Commissioner and Consul-General Matt Ritchie was pleased to have alumni Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer in his Vancouver team when the pandemic hit.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Independent NZ media ownership booms

Communication studies
03 Dec, 2020
The 2020 JMAD Media Ownership report highlights key trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on readership, ad revenue and journalism jobs.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors

30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Professor gets horror studies editorship

07 Oct, 2020
The new Principal Editor of Lexington Books Horror Studies plans to expand the reach of horror into the broader landscape of popular culture.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Dr Thomas Owen

Privilege loss

Communication studies
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
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Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
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AUT launches new advertising campaign

04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.

PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia

Communication studies
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
Merja Myllylahti

Technology, journalism and democracy

Communication studies
21 Aug, 2020
Dr Merja Myllylahti, co-director of the research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy explores how technology is changing journalism.
Jim Marbrook

Filming Loimata a family affair

Communication studies
03 Aug, 2020
For senior communications studies lecturer Jim Marbrook, helping tell the story of Lilo Ema Siope and her family was a family affair.
Angelique Nairn

Can social media help combat racism?

Communication studies
20 Jul, 2020
Dr Angelique Nairn examined how people reacted to anti-racism messages posted to social media as part of the first 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign.
Small budgets-new ideas

small budgets, big ideas

Communication studies
09 Jul, 2020
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior bombing

Communication studies
30 Jun, 2020
35 years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, RNZ speaks to Professor David Robie as part of their “Crime NZ” history series.
Dr Atakohu Middleton in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Turning the lens on Māori journalism

25 Jun, 2020
What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.

$10k climate and Covid-19 grant

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2020
EJN will partner with AUT Pacific Media Centre on a $10k “climate and covid project to help improve environmental reporting in the Pacific region.
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Crisis, disintegration and hope

Communication studies
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
Kevin Kukla and Julia Leonard.

Documentary looks at Māori culture

02 Jun, 2020
Experiencing Māori culture while studying on exchange at AUT has inspired two filmmakers from the United States.
Sharon Lee

Reframe your mindset during COVID-19

Communication studies
13 May, 2020
AUT student Sharon Lee writes for the Times Higher Education website about the importance of reframing your mindset while studying during COVID-19.
Pacific media

Pacific governments and media crackdown

Communication studies
07 May, 2020
As fears grow over the coronavirus, some governments stand accused of using tough lockdown rules to silence criticism, writes Professor David Robie.
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour

Knowing ourselves through film 

Communication studies
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Radio on air

Why radio matters so much, 100 years on

Communication studies
07 Jan, 2020
Senior Lecturer Peter Hoar investigates why radio is still such a crucial form of communication, 100 years on.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Broadcasting sector in serious trouble

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2019
New Zealand’s broadcasting sector, both public and commercial, is facing the biggest structural upheaval in a decade, writes Dr Merja Myllylahti.
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Media ecosystem in trouble

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
The Tastes of Home cookbook

Cookbook sales fund refugee scholarship

26 Nov, 2019
AUT students from refugee backgrounds can now apply for a scholarship fund created from the sales of the Tastes of Home cookbook.
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AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
PMC's David Robie

The human face of Iran

Communication studies
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
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PR students help hundreds of non-profits

Communication studies
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Design and Creative Industries, Professor Guy Littlefair and Pacific Journalism Review editor Professor David Robie at the recent launch at Auckland University of Technology.

Pacific Journalism Review turns 25

Communication studies
29 Jul, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review turns 25
Verica Rupar and Joe Foote

Kiwi to lead world journalism education body

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2019
Associate Professor Verica Rupar has been elected Chair of the World Journalism Education Council.
Louise Saunders at NDF 2018

AUT student receives NDF scholarship

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2019
After attending NDF 2018 as a scholarship recipient, AUT Post Graduate student Louise Saunders won the role of NDF Auckland Regional Ambassador.
Grace Stratton

Grace makes global Badass Women list

17 Jul, 2019
AUT Law and Communications student Grace Stratton joins Rihanna, Marie Kondo and Nobel prize winner in global list
Dr Rosser Johnson and Dr Andrew Withell

DCT confirms two new Heads of School

05 Jun, 2019
Dr Rosser Johnson will be Head of the School of Communications Studies, and Dr Andrew Withell will be Head of Art & Design.
Tagaloatele Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

Pacific research of ‘hard’ social issues

Communication studies
29 May, 2019
Six years of diverse Pacific research by Auckland University of Technology staff and students has been profiled in a new publication.
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To build social cohesion, our screens need to show the same diversity of faces we see on the street

Communication studies
21 May, 2019
Migration plays an important role in shaping Aotearoa New Zealand society. New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, is now “more diverse than London”.
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Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

Communication studies
08 May, 2019
When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from global media freedom watchdog.
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Cookbook contributors and guest speaker

Diversity celebrated at cookbook launch

22 Mar, 2019
The launch of a cookbook with family recipes and stories of AUT staff and students from migrant and refugee backgrounds, took place on Race Relations Day.
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Asia Pacific Report covers Christchurch

Communication studies
20 Mar, 2019
Pacific Media Centre's Asia Pacific Report website has curated a number of articles covering the Christchurch terror attacks.
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Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley

Farewell to Professor Ian Shirley

23 Jan, 2019
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley was a friend and colleague to many as a researcher, leader, mentor, supervisor and notable person about the University.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
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Newspapers shrink local news gaps widen

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2018
Annual NZ media ownership report finds 9% drop in NZ newspaper circulation.
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A week with Converse

Communication studies
29 Nov, 2018
Digital Design student Harry Goldie scooped up the opportunity to spend a week with Converse on an all-expenses paid trip to LA.
AUT graduates heading overseas as part of the Internz programme

Meet the new AUT Internz

28 Nov, 2018
21 AUT graduates have been hand-picked by major companies including Lululemon, Enviropod, Paramount Recording Studios and Sundance Institute to be internat
Professor David Robie with Kanak 'independence' flags

Professor reports on historic referendum

Communication studies
19 Nov, 2018
Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies had a front-row seat to New Caledonia's historic indepen
The Tastes of Home cookbook

New Cookbook to fund scholarship fund

14 Nov, 2018
A new cookbook featuring family recipes and stories of AUT staff and students from migrant and refugee backgrounds launched this week.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
The Sustainability Taskforce at the Roadmap launch

Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
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AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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Communications alumni reconnect with AUT

Communication studies
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.
Pacific-Journalism

Joining forces with Radio NZ

Communication studies
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
Wayne Hope

5 questions with Professor Wayne Hope

Communication studies
18 May, 2018
We asked Professor Wayne Hope five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Marking World Press Freedom Day

Communication studies
15 May, 2018
Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day with a seminar covering the "targeting" of journalists and the state of the media in West Papua.
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay

The answer to low-emissions

Communication studies
20 Apr, 2018
A report for the Ministry of Environment, launched recently at AUT, reveals opportunities for New Zealand through climate finance.
Examining the impact of data misuse

Examining the impact of data misuse

Communication studies
06 Apr, 2018
Education graduate Arizona

AUT student joins advisory group

Communication studies
07 Mar, 2018
Journalism under duress in the Asia-Pacific – PMC turns 10

Journalism under duress in the Asia-Pacific – PMC turns 10

Communication studies
22 Nov, 2017

The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary.

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AUT student shows spirit at the 2017 Attitude Awards

Communication studies
14 Nov, 2017

An AUT student has been heralded for her advocacy work at last week’s Attitude Awards.

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Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration

Communication studies
13 Oct, 2017

Pacific Media Centre Director, Professor David Robie will join academics from around the world in a global academic exchange with Indonesia's Universitas Gadjah Mada. In return, seven academics from the Indonesian university will visit AUT for the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.

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Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

02 Sep, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.

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AUT alumna bound for The Happiest Place on Earth

Communication studies
03 Aug, 2017

AUT communications graduate, Molly Dagger, is heading to the U.S to take part in the annual Disney World Cultural Exchange Programme.

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AUT student shortlisted for a Canon Media Award

Communication studies
17 May, 2017

An AUT student is in the running to win Student Journalist of the Year at this year's Canon Media Awards.

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Pacific Journalism Review research - Journalists working harder, women disadvantaged

Communication studies
03 Mar, 2017

New Zealand journalists are working longer hours, and feeling more pressure, both ethically and resource-wise, than they were only two years ago, a new research survey has found.

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AUT appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of DCT Faculty

21 Feb, 2017

Professor Guy Littlefair has been appointed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) as the new Dean of its Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He will take up the position in July 2017.

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Student documentaries featured on RNZ National

Communication studies
16 Dec, 2016

In early 2017, RNZ National featured a number of radio documentaries made by final-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.

Exploring what it’s like to look for love as a 40-something year-old woman, a grandfather recovering from a stroke and the life of a bushman are just some of the stories made by AUT students.

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Te Pou Tatau Pounamu NZ Peace Foundation award for Christina Milligan

Communication studies
07 Nov, 2016

Screen Production lecturer Christina Milligan was among the recipients at the Nga Aho Whakaari (Maori Film Practitioners) 20th Anniversary awards.  Christina, director Kim Webby and coproducer Roger Grant received the Te Pou Tatau Pounamu NZ Peace Foundation award for “their contribution to peace and aroha”.

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AUT student nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year

Communication studies
15 Sep, 2016

AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies student Joshua Iosefo has been nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year at the New Zealander of the Year Awards.

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