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Holograms and AI reinvigorating music

13 Jun, 2023
Does digitally enhanced musical performance meet fan expectations? AUT Researchers investigate fans’ responses to ABBAtars.

Radio essential for social connections

26 Apr, 2023
Recent research by Dr Amber Hammill for her PhD at AUT’s School of Communication Studies, reaffirms the importance of radio as a crucial public utility.

Podcasts offer deep audience connection

26 Apr, 2023
The New Zealand Podcasting Summit, being held at AUT’s city campus on Saturday 13 May, showcases the breadth of podcasts being made in New Zealand.

AI re-shapes advertising in NZ

12 Apr, 2023
Generative AI will have more impact on advertising creativity in New Zealand, according to new research from AUT's School of Communication Studies.

Trust in the news slips further

04 Apr, 2023
The latest Trust in News report shows New Zealanders' trust in news has slipped further, while news avoidance increased compared to other countries.
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Peter Ellis story gets podcast treatment

02 Feb, 2023
The production skills of AUT lecturer Dr Lewis Tennant have shaped this summer’s hit podcast about Peter Ellis.

2022 JMAD Research Report is now live

08 Dec, 2022
JMAD’s annual Media Ownership Report examines the new public media entity, competition and platforms paying a fair price for news.
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50 years of journalism at AUT

05 Dec, 2022
From steno pads and shorthand to AI in newsrooms

New professors and associate professors

17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Much ado about Shakespeare

Much Ado About Shakespeare

01 Nov, 2022
What role does Shakespeare play in New Zealand’s culture? Professor Barry King suggests a National Theatre could help in NZ's cultural identity crisis.

Record ranking for AUT

12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Best Director nomination for AUT alumna

06 Oct, 2022
Master of Communication Studies alumna Lina Tianyue Hu has been nominated in the best director category of the ‘Show Me Shorts’ short film competition.
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Share the Elevator

04 Oct, 2022
A new podcast shines a bright light on the inequities and challenges experienced by young women of colour starting their careers in Aotearoa.
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Documenting Shama

19 Sep, 2022
Documentary research project showcases ethnic trusts work with migrant women in the Waikato region.
Celebrity and indigenous voice

Celebrity and indigenous voice

31 Aug, 2022
The Australian PM met with Shaquille O’Neal to enlist his support for constitutional recognition for an Indigenous voice. Some question why Shaq.

Never Have I Ever a winner at ORCAs

29 Aug, 2022
AUT Advertising and Brand Creative students have won this year’s TRB student competition at the ORCAs.
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Festival grows young filmmakers

20 Jul, 2022
The inaugural New Zealand Youth Film Festival will take place in December 2022, with the gala opening night being hosted at AUT’s City Campus.
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ASMR centre of first feature film

18 Jul, 2022
Writer and director Tom Levesque’s first feature film Shut Eye debuts at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
For the love of Thor

For the love of Thor!

12 Jul, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder puts Marvel’s women in the spotlight. Senior Lecturer Angelique Nairn asks why Marvel still struggles with female superheroes.
Arezou Zalipour

Diversity and Inclusion in NZ Film

29 Jun, 2022
The NZ Film Commission's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy policy will significantly impact the stories filmmakers tell, says Assoc Prof. Arezo Zalipour.
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AUT talent showcased at NZIFF

15 Jun, 2022
This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival sees two feature films with AUT connections premiering.
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Putting 'me' at the heart of the media

06 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with GirlGuiding New Zealand has launched a badge designed to build critical thinking and media literacy skills for Guides and Rangers.
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Trust in news falls alarmingly

07 Apr, 2022
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its third Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand report.
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NZ Podcast summit to be hosted at AUT

05 Apr, 2022
On Saturday 14 May 2022, AUT will host the inaugural NZ Podcasting Summit at its City Campus.
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If she be worthy - backlash to Thor film

07 Mar, 2022
The sexist and negative response from Redditors following Natalie Portman’s return to the Thor franchise raises issues within the film industry.
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2021 JMAD Media Ownership Report

10 Dec, 2021
JMAD's annual media ownership report tracks the impact of public interest journalism funding and future negotiations for fair pay for news.

The fight for fair pay for NZ news

29 Nov, 2021
The News Publishers Association is asking the commerce commission to help it negotiate fair pay for NZ news with Google and Facebook.
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New scholarships discover diverse talent

22 Nov, 2021
AUT has partnered with Discovery NZ to launch a new scholarship, open to third-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.
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Highly commended for Reo-Māori story

05 Nov, 2021
A te reo Māori short story by AUT lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton has won an award in a national fiction competition
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The changing shape of news income

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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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.

ORCA success for AUT students

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

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

08 Jul, 2021
Dr. Merja Myllylahti breaks down the findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report 2021.

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

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

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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The future journalist

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

29 Apr, 2021
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its second Trust in News in New Zealand report.
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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.
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The first Islamic mindfulness app

08 Dec, 2020
AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

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 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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Privilege loss

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.
Merja Myllylahti

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Radio on air

Why radio matters so much, 100 years on

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

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 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 gets 5 QS stars in 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.
Whau River Catchment Trust

PR students help hundreds of non-profits

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.
Verica Rupar and Joe Foote

New Zealander elected Chair of WJEC

18 Jul, 2019
Associate Professor Verica Rupar has been elected Chair of the World Journalism Education Council.
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
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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.

Building social cohesion

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”.

Pacific countries media reality

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
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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

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 tragedy

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.
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

06 Dec, 2018
Annual NZ media ownership report finds 9% drop in NZ newspaper circulation.
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
The Tastes of Home cookbook

New Cookbook to fund scholarship

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

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.
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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.
Wayne Hope

5 questions with Professor Wayne Hope

18 May, 2018
We asked Professor Wayne Hope five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay

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.

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

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

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

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

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

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.


AUT alumna bound for The Happiest Place on Earth

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.


AUT student shortlisted for a Canon Media Award

17 May, 2017

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


Pacific Journalism Review research - Journalists working harder, women disadvantaged

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.


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.


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”.


AUT student nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year

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.


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.


Fiji placement enlightens aspiring climate change journalists

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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).


Journalism Conference gets UNESCO Grant

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.


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

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.


Opinion: How peace journalism can challenge ‘war voyeurism’

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.


AUT ad students turn water into wealth with Just Water win

10 Sep, 2015

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


Book launch: 30 years on from the Rainbow Warrior bombing

27 Jul, 2015

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


Rainbow Warrior redux: How French nuclear terrorism changed the Pacific

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.


AUT filmmakers light up the screen at international film festival

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.


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

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.


The declining state of current affairs programmes in New Zealand

25 May, 2015

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


Research shows diversity squizzed in the election news

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.


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

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.


Climate change, environmental journalism and better media ethics

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.


AUT’s Pacific Media Centre condemns Paris atrocity

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.



08 Dec, 2014

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


AUT Pacific journalism students win Ossie Award for Fiji elections coverage

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

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.


Journalism students create first ever university news bureau for Fiji elections

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).


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

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.


AUT to host the World Journalism Education Congress

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

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

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

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.

Dr Matthew McDougall

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.


International Award for AUT student

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


Student wins first ever Joseph Peart Scholarship

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.


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.


AUT a contributor to the New Zealand Story

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.


AUT Journalism receives $350,000 to go global

26 Aug, 2013

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 future of New Zealand media even more unpredictable

26 Nov, 2012

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).


Journalism prof warns on media ‘blind spots’

30 Oct, 2012

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.

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Unique film opportunity for AUT professor

13 Feb, 2012

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.


Hockey player and Paralympian take out AUT’s top sport awards

19 Oct, 2011

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.

Graduates full of success

09 Jun, 2011

AUT graduates have been scooping awards left, right and centre in the media industry.

AUT graduates off to France

19 May, 2011

Two AUT graduates from the School of Communication Studies have won a national competition which will now see them compete in France.

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PMC director calls for greater global outreach by NZ j-schools

27 Jul, 2010
New Zealand journalism schools need to be far more internationally minded and think outside the parochial square, says Pacific Media Centre director David Robie.

How to stay safe from scams

20 Jul, 2010

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.


Opening of Manukau Campus

11 May, 2010

John Pulu who graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Studies this year is now working at TVNZ's Tagata Pasifika programme. He recently produced this report the opening in March of AUT University’s new campus at Manukau.


Stories of outstanding Solomon Islands women

08 Mar, 2010

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 graduate named Best Emerging Filmmaker

04 Mar, 2010

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.


Pacific Media Centre wins grant for PMW freedom of expression project

27 Jan, 2010

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.

AUT wins trans Tasman journalism awards

08 Dec, 2009

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.

First place - Ajay Murthy and Reagan Qiu

Helping community groups with digital media

18 Aug, 2009

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.

David Robie

New journalism scholarship

15 Jun, 2009

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).

Electronic cycling jacket by AUT fashion lecturer Lyle Reilly

E-clothing expert visits AUT

15 Jun, 2009

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.

David Robie

AUT journalism educator among ‘Atenisi international fellows

15 Jun, 2009

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.