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AUT on screen with Talkback
06 Jul, 2021
The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
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.
Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
How to decolonise a mind
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.
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.
What does the future journalist look like?
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.
Trust in news declines
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
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
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to globally acclaimed indigenous storyteller and AUT communication studies alumna Chelsea Winstanley.
LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO
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).
Greater media literacy is vital
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.
Trump's Twitter legacy
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.
Communication Studies 2020 Awards
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
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.
Independent NZ media ownership booms
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 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.
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.
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
Technology, journalism and democracy
21 Aug, 2020
Dr Merja Myllylahti, co-director of the research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy explores how technology is changing journalism.
Filming Loimata a family affair
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.
Can social media help combat racism?
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, big ideas
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.
The Rainbow Warrior bombing
30 Jun, 2020
35 years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, RNZ speaks to Professor David Robie as part of their “Crime NZ” history series.
$10k climate and Covid-19 grant
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.
Crisis, disintegration and hope
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
Reframe your mindset during COVID-19
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 governments and media crackdown
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.
Knowing ourselves through film
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Broadcasting sector in serious trouble
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.
Media ecosystem in trouble
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
The human face of Iran
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.
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.
AUT student receives NDF scholarship
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.
Pacific research of ‘hard’ social issues
29 May, 2019
Six years of diverse Pacific research by Auckland University of Technology staff and students has been profiled in a new publication.
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.
Asia Pacific Report covers Christchurch
20 Mar, 2019
Pacific Media Centre's Asia Pacific Report website has curated a number of articles covering the Christchurch terror attacks.
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
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.
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.
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.
A week with Converse
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.
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 reports on historic referendum
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
Communications alumni reconnect with AUT
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.
Joining forces with Radio NZ
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
Marking World Press Freedom Day
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 answer to low-emissions
20 Apr, 2018
A report for the Ministry of Environment, launched recently at AUT, reveals opportunities for New Zealand through climate finance.
Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration
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.
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. Student documentaries featured on RNZ National
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.
Te Pou Tatau Pounamu NZ Peace Foundation award for Christina Milligan
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”.
World Journalism Congress at AUT
15 Jul, 2016
The CEO whose organisation stood behind the release of the Panama Papers will be a speaker at the World Journalism Congress to be held at AUT in July this week. Peter Bale runs the Centre for Public Integrity in Washington DC, one of the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative centers in America.
Journalism under threat - ‘digital first’ strategies put journalists last
11 Dec, 2015
Journalism in New Zealand is threatened by the constant culling of editorial jobs and current affairs programmes. The 2015 JMAD New Zealand Media Ownership Report observes that in this year alone 60-70 jobs were removed from newsrooms and current affairs production. This report is the fifth produced by the AUT’s research centre Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD).
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