Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7859
AUT City Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, NZ
- Ph.D. (AUT) Dean's Award for Outstanding Thesis
- MA. (Columbia University, USA) Fulbright Scholar
- BSc.(Hons.) University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Leeds, UK
- BBC Bi-Media Journalist Training Scheme, Bristol, UK
- National Certificate in Newspaper Journalism, National Council for the Training of Journalists, Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
- Journalism Education Association of NZ (JEANZ)
- Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
- Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
Helen spent 17 years as a journalist in the US and the UK, the last ten with the BBC as a television journalist and reporter. She is the author of two books as well as book chapters and journal articles on journalism, public relations and communications.
Before coming to New Zealand, Helen also spent six years teaching journalism at the University of Leeds, UK.
Her current research interests are the future of journalism, ethnography and news production, ethnography and public relations practice and the relationship between public relations and journalism.
JOUR600 Journalism I: Structure, Form and Content
JOUR601 Journalism II: Context, Audience and Reach
JOUR700 Journalism III: Depth, Speciality and Data
JOUR701 Journalism IV: Features, Profiles and Investigations
COMM807 Media Communication Research Methods
PUBL802 Journalism and Media Relations
JOUR803 Journalism Law and Ethics
JOUR804 Journalism Theory and Practice
JOUR807 News Reporting
JOUR809 Newsroom Production
Recent completed supervisions include:
- Rowden, C. (2018). Progressive representati on of LGBTQ on the show “Transparent”. Master of Communication Studies.
- Kundalkar, A. (2015). Cover to cover: The changing identity of the magazine journalist asthe medium goes from print to digital. Master of Communication Studies.
- Yeoman, S. (2015). Paywalls in New Zealand: Revenue that can reinstate newspaper journalism as a public good? Bachelor of Communication Studies. Received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Dissertation.
- Beston, A. (2013). Dying in print and despised online: th e place of long-form journalism in a new media age. Master of Communication Studies.
- Lowery, S. (2011). The New Zealand media’s reporting of suicide: A critical discourse perspective. Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours).
- Pirini, J. (2011). Business and Executive Coaching: Using Multimodal Interaction Analysis toStudy Power and Collaboration. Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours).
- Mulrennan, D. (2011). Deaf and television news: Finding a better path to knowledge. Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours).
- Gray, R. (2010). The mature woman. Master of Arts.
- The future of journalism
- The effect of new technologies on newsgathering and news production
- The relationship between journalism and public relations
- Ethics and media accountability
- Ethnography and news production
- Ethnography and public relations
- News discourse
- Public relations discourse