Communication studies news

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.
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Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Keeping the waka moving forward

Communication studies
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
New Internz

Say kia ora to the new Internz

04 Dec, 2019
24 AUT graduates have been selected by international companies including TimeZoneOne, Play Rugby USA, and Smithsonian to be international interns in 2020.
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.
Asia Pacific Report website

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.
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones

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.
Harry Goldie's Instagram grid

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 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.
AUT students sit in the WG lecture hall

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.
David and the World Press Freedom Day

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.

Attitude Awards 2017

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.

Radilaite Cammock

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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World Journalism Congress at AUT

Communication studies
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.

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Fiji placement enlightens aspiring climate change journalists

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2016

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.

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PMC director calls for ‘voice for the voiceless’ at Pacific human rights forum

Communication studies
26 Apr, 2016

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.

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PMC director gives media awards keynote, research seminar at Pacific university

Communication studies
05 Jan, 2016

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.

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Journalism under threat - ‘digital first’ strategies put journalists last

Communication studies
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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Journalism Conference gets UNESCO Grant

Communication studies
04 Dec, 2015

AUT has won a UNESCO grant to help support the World Journalism Education Congress being hosted at the City Campus in July 2016.

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Taberannang Korauaba: Why Tuvalu? A call to regain leading role on climate change

Communication studies
02 Oct, 2015

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.

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Opinion: How peace journalism can challenge ‘war voyeurism’

Communication studies
28 Sep, 2015

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.

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AUT ad students turn water into wealth with Just Water win

Communication studies
10 Sep, 2015

A successful advertising concept for Just Water International’s water filters has netted two AUT students $23,000.

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Book launch: 30 years on from the Rainbow Warrior bombing

Communication studies
27 Jul, 2015

Call for a region-wide push for real nuclear justice in Pacific needed, says Dr David Robie

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Rainbow Warrior redux: How French nuclear terrorism changed the Pacific

Communication studies
24 Jul, 2015

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.

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AUT filmmakers light up the screen at international film festival

Communication studies
21 Jul, 2015

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.

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Top Asia-Pacific media award for AUT Pacific Media Centre director

Communication studies
29 Jun, 2015

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.

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The declining state of current affairs programmes in New Zealand

Communication studies
25 May, 2015

Opinion Piece by Dr Sarah Baker, Communications lecturer at AUT University.

JMAD

Research shows diversity squizzed in the election news

Communication studies
14 May, 2015

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.

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AUT lecture: Renowned Israeli Journalist Amira Hass warns of daily ‘bureaucratic violence’ against Palestine

Communication studies
13 May, 2015

The common imagery of Israeli airstrikes, destruction of property and the loss of human life is how international audiences see the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.

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Climate change, environmental journalism and better media ethics

Communication studies
16 Mar, 2015

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.

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AUT’s Pacific Media Centre condemns Paris atrocity

Communication studies
09 Jan, 2015

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.

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CORRECTION

Communication studies
08 Dec, 2014

The JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2014 was published and distributed on December 5, 2014.

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AUT Pacific journalism students win Ossie Award for Fiji elections coverage

Communication studies
02 Dec, 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.

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Conference to put lens on political journalism in Asia-Pacific

Communication studies
10 Nov, 2014

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.

Alistar_Kata_in_Fiji

Journalism students create first ever university news bureau for Fiji elections

Communication studies
20 Oct, 2014

Three AUT University journalism students have recently returned from Fiji having covered the recent elections for AUT’s Pacific Media Centre (PMC).

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Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief to meet AUT University Communications Students

Communication studies
12 Sep, 2014

This Friday September 12, co-founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, will visit New Zealand for a number of high profile engagements.

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AUT to host the World Journalism Education Congress

Communication studies
28 Aug, 2014

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.

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UNESCO World Press Freedom lecture to tackle NZ media challenges

Communication studies
06 May, 2014

The UNESCO World Press Freedom lecture will be livestreamed here tonight - Tuesday 6 May.

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New book on South Pacific journalism looks at region’s history and challenges

Communication studies
24 Apr, 2014

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.

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BuzzShift’s Cameron Gawley to talk ‘digital disruption’ at The Project

Communication studies
08 Apr, 2014

Organisers of The Project:  Digital Disruption have announced the final four names on the speaking line-up, including American digital strategist Cameron Gawley.

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Authentic content key to connecting with Chinese markets via social media

21 Mar, 2014

In the fast changing digital media landscape authentic content and narratives are vital to branding no matter who is using it.

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International Award for AUT student

Communication studies
26 Dec, 2013

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

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Student wins first ever Joseph Peart Scholarship

Communication studies
24 Dec, 2013

PR company Porter Novelli announced last week that the inaugural Joseph Peart Scholarship has been awarded to AUT Communication Studies student Kaya Arai.

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Dr Jeff Cole in New Zealand with AUT and the US Embassy

18 Nov, 2013

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.

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AUT a contributor to the New Zealand Story

Communication studies
07 Nov, 2013

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.

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