On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.
Communication studies student Arizona Leger was recently appointed to a Ministerial Advisory Group to review the current state of NCEA.
New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.
The Pacific Media Centre's Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle University in December.
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.
An AUT student has been heralded for her advocacy work at last week’s Attitude Awards.
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.
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.
AUT communications graduate, Molly Dagger, is heading to the U.S to take part in the annual Disney World Cultural Exchange Programme.
An AUT student is in the running to win Student Journalist of the Year at this year's Canon Media Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Giving voice to the voiceless and championing the rights of all people by telling the truth was the message given to the Human Rights and the Media forum in Fiji organised by the region’s Pacific Community.
Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie has visited Fiji as the guest of the regional University of the South Pacific to present a keynote address at the annual journalism awards night and to present a research seminar for academics.
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).
AUT has won a UNESCO grant to help support the World Journalism Education Congress being hosted at the City Campus in July 2016.
PhD candidate Taberannang Korauaba from AUT’s Pacific Media Centre gives us some insight into what drove him to research climate change communications in the South Pacific.
As the unprecedented human tide of refugees flows into Europe unabated, fleeing from both the ruthless military targeting by the Assad regime and the ISIS reign of terror with murder, torture, crucifixion and sexual slavery, along with the atrocities committed by other rebels such as Jabhat al-Nusra, it is time to rethink our media responses too, says AUT Professor and Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Dr David Robie.
A successful advertising concept for Just Water International’s water filters has netted two AUT students $23,000.
Call for a region-wide push for real nuclear justice in Pacific needed, says Dr David Robie
Opinion piece by Professor David Robie of AUT’s School of Communication Studies, who travelled on board the Rainbow Warrior for 10 weeks before the bombing and wrote the book Eyes of Fire. A fresh edition was published this week.
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) kicks off in Auckland on July 16 with its biggest programme to date. This year’s festival will feature the work of four AUT lecturers and two students.
Auckland University of Technology Professor in Communication Studies David Robie was recently honoured for his significant contribution to the Asia-Pacific media landscape at the 24th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Opinion Piece by Dr Sarah Baker, Communications lecturer at AUT University.
Bringing diversity of voices in public domain might still be a far reaching goal for the New Zealand media. The AUT study of the 2014 election coverage shows the news was dominated by males and by political party members. When journalists used social media to discuss the elections they mainly to talk to each other.
The common imagery of Israeli airstrikes, destruction of property and the loss of human life is how international audiences see the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.
Conservation issues, loss of land, enforced location and culture and language erosion are a few of the worries troubling low-lying Pacific communities, and for indigenous communities, relocation will ultimately lead to culture and language loss.
The director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre, has condemned the “outrageous and cowardly” attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, describing it as a despicable assault on global media freedom.
The JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2014 was published and distributed on December 5, 2014.
AUT University’s Pacific Scoop has won a major student journalism award for its coverage of the Fiji post-coup general election in September.
Renowned investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media freedom campaigners from across the Asia-Pacific region will come together at AUT University on 27-29 November 2014.
Three AUT University journalism students have recently returned from Fiji having covered the recent elections for AUT’s Pacific Media Centre (PMC).
This Friday September 12, co-founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, will visit New Zealand for a number of high profile engagements.
Identity and integrity of journalism education will be a key theme of the next World Journalism Education Congress to be held at AUT in 2016.
The UNESCO World Press Freedom lecture will be livestreamed here tonight - Tuesday 6 May.
A new book which examines contemporary media concepts such as critical development journalism, conflict-sensitive journalism and deliberative journalism in the context of the South Pacific region is being launched at AUT University.
Organisers of The Project: Digital Disruption have announced the final four names on the speaking line-up, including American digital strategist Cameron Gawley.
In the fast changing digital media landscape authentic content and narratives are vital to branding no matter who is using it.
Postgraduate student journalist Daniel Drageset has won a coveted international prize in trauma journalism - the 2013 Dart trauma journalism award.
Drageset won the award for his multimedia news report series about the torture of a fugitive prisoner and his suspected accomplice by Fiji prison officers
PR company Porter Novelli announced last week that the inaugural Joseph Peart Scholarship has been awarded to AUT Communication Studies student Kaya Arai.
AUT University is hosting Dr Jeffrey Cole, international Internet expert and international director of the World Internet Project (WIP) at two exciting ventures this week.
Dr Cole, founder and director of the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School, is the 2013 speaker at AUT’s The Project.
AUT University represented the New Zealand education sector yesterday at the launch of the New Zealand Story initiative. AUT’s Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack spoke alongside Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and Minister for Economic Development Hon Steven Joyce about the importance of increasing New Zealand’s reputation overseas. AUT was involved in developing the educational aspects of the New Zealand Story.
AUT University’s School of Communication Studies and University of Canterbury’s School of Social and political sciences have recently received a $350,000 (NZD) EU-NZ grant to enable their honours students to participate in a three year mobility project with European institutions.
The near term future of New Zealand media companies has become more unpredictable in 2012, according to the latest New Zealand media ownership report published by AUT’s Centre for Journalism Media and Democracy (JMAD).
Restoring public trust, engaging in critical journalism, and opening the media’s eyes to common “blind spots” were all on the agenda for the inaugural professorial address of Dr David Robie at AUT University this month.
AUT University professor Welby Ings has this week flown to Amsterdam to take up an eight-week residency with a prestigious film institute.
Ings is a professor of graphic design, but is also no stranger to the film making world; he has made two short films and is currently working on his first feature length film.
AUT University’s best sportsmen and women were recognised on Friday 14 October at the annual Blues Awards at the North Shore Campus. A total of 46 Blues Awards were presented on the night with the calibre of recipients reflected in the night’s big winners.
AUT graduates have been scooping awards left, right and centre in the media industry.
Two AUT graduates from the School of Communication Studies have won a national competition which will now see them compete in France.
The busty blonde Russian woman you met online who needs to borrow money for emergency surgery could well be a West African man trying to dupe you out of your life savings.
A book launched in the Solomon Islands this week marks International Women’s Day by celebrating leadership and achievement amongst Solomon Islands women.
Being the First tells the stories of 14 women who have broken barriers to rise to high positions within the Solomon Islands public service, and encourages young Solomon Islands women to follow their lead.
AUT University graduate Anna McKessar was named Best Emerging New Zealand Filmmaker at the Documentary Edge awards in Auckland this week.
McKessar’s winning film, Five Hours with Raja, follows a young mother as she carries her unborn baby to term despite the diagnosis of a fatal birth defect. In particular, it explores the impact of baby Raja’s birth and short life on his extended family.
The Pacific Media Watch freedom of expression monitoring project at AUT University has been awarded a $15,000 development grant to expand its regional database and journalism resource.
The talents of AUT journalism students have been recognised with two wins at the 2009 Ossie Awards for Student Journalism.
Krista Ferguson has won the category for best print news story and Te Waha Nui, the newspaper produced by AUT journalism students, has taken the prize for best regular student publication.
AUT students’ talent with digital media was acknowledged at the YMedia Challenge Awards this year.
The YMedia Challenge which, is in its third year, gets students using digital media to help local communities. This year the competition linked 90 students with more than 30 community groups.
AUT University and community newspaper Indian Newslink have launched a journalism scholarship in a bid to boost the standard and practice of the profession.
Indian Newslink will pay the tuition fee, Student Services Fee and Student Association Fee for one student admitted every year into one of the university’s one-year postgraduate programmes, including the postgraduate diploma in Communication Studies (journalism) and the Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons).
Singing shirts, purses with inbuilt touch alarms and cycling jackets that indicate when you turn are a few of the spinoffs of technology that allows fabric to respond to stimuli like light, sound and touch. This week, international electronic textiles expert Dr Leah Buechley will be in Auckland to show how it is done.
An AUT University academic, author and journalist is being inducted this month as one of the international fellows of ‘Atenisi University in the Kingdom of Tonga. Associate Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies and Creative Industries Research Institute, is travelling to Nuku’alofa for the ceremony on June 16-17.