Dr Matt Mollgaard

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Curriculum Leader, Radio

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7876

Email: matt.mollgaard@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

BA (Auck)
BA (Hons.) (Auck)
PhD (AUT)

Biography:

Dr Matt Mollgaard has over 30 years involvement with radio as a broadcaster, manager, creative and academic. He leads the Radio department at AUT and teaches radio research skills, radio performance, radio production, radio convergence and critical analysis of the radio industry. His publications and conference presentations focus on radio as critical and resilient media form that has taken on new spaces and meanings in the digital age. He supervises post graduate students interested in radio, music, media change and associated topics.

Teaching Areas:

Radio and audio media, media technologies, content creation, media management, media business models, radio and society, media law, postgraduate research.

Supervisions

  • Hamill, A. (2018 – ongoing ). ‘Listening Alone: Constructing company through radio listening’. Current PhD candidate.
  • Lee, I. (2018). ‘So your band wants to Tour? Gigit: DIY digital tour management’, 120-point thesis for the Masters in Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Mearns, S. (2012). 'From ad breaks to breaking news: A critical discourse analysis of commercial radio news coverage in New Zealand', 60 point dissertation for the Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours), Auckland University of Technology.
  • Watts, T. (2010). 'Comprehending Commercial Speech: How 13-15 year olds understand non-traditional advertising on New Zealand radio', 120 point thesis for the Masters in Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology.
  • McEwan, R. (2008). 'Radio on the internet: Opportunities for new public spheres?', 120 point thesis for the Masters in Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Watts, T. (2008). 'How commercial is commercial radio? A qualitative content analysis of commercial speech on New Zealand youth radio', 60 point dissertation for the Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours), Auckland University of Technology.
  • McEwan, R. (2006). 'Digital diversity? Challenges and opportunities for radio in New Zealand in the digital age', 60 point dissertation for the Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours), Auckland University of Technology.
  • Jeffs, N. (2005). 'Counting the beatz: Hip hop culture, commercialisation and the state in Aotearoa New Zealand', 120 point thesis for the Masters in Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology.

Research Areas:

  • Deregulation of the media
  • Deregulation and content
  • Deregulation and audiences
  • Deregulation and national identity
  • Corporate media ownership and consolidation
  • Foreign ownership of national media
  • Radio histories
  • Radio and the Internet
  • Media convergence
  • Radio and music
  • Radio content
  • Community radio
  • Media and politics
  • Media in small nations
  • Alternative media
  • Radio and society
  • News values
  • Emerging media technologies

Publications:

Government Reports

Books

  • Mollgaard, M. (2012). Radio and Society: New Thinking for an Old Medium, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle on Tyne, United Kingdom.

Selected Publications

  • Mollgaard, M. (2006). ‘Can a multi-national care about the Kiwis? CanWest and Kiwi FM’, in Berryman, B., Healy, S. (eds.), Radio in the World: Radio Conference 2005, Goodman, 1, 225-235.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2007). ‘Radio New Zealand and the internet’. Communication Journal of New Zealand. 8 (1); pp. 63-75.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2007). ‘Reflecting the new realities of the digital age’. Pacific Journalism Review. 13 (1): pp. 8-18.

  • Hope, W., McCullagh, C., Mollgaard, M., & Thompson, P. (2009). Medien in Neuseeland, in Matzen, C. and Herzog, A. Internationales Handbuch Medien, (28th ed.), Nomos, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 1090-1104.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2010). 'Student media' in Miller, R., New Zealand Government and Politics, (5th ed.), Oxford, Melbourne, pp. 444-55.

  • Cocker, A., Hope, W., Mollgaard, M., (eds.) (2010). Communication Journal of New Zealand ⁄ He Kohinga Korero, Special Edition: Radio: Challenges and new directions, 11 (1).

  • Rosenberg, B., Mollgaard, M. (2010), ‘Who owns radio in New Zealand?’, Communication Journal of New Zealand ⁄ He Kohinga Korero, Special Edition: Radio: Challenges and new directions, Cocker, A., Hope, W., Mollgaard, M. (eds.), 11 (1), pp. 85-107.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2012). ‘Introduction’. In M. Mollgaard (Ed.), Radio and society; New thinking for an old medium (Vol. 1, 1 ed., pp. viii-xiii). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2012). ‘Pirate Stories’ in Mollgaard, M. Radio and Society: New Thinking for an Old Medium, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle on Tyne, United Kingdom.

  • Mollgaard, M. (2016), ‘Pop, Power and Politics: Kiwi FM and the “Third Way” in New Zealand’, MEDIANZ:  Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand, Farnsworth, J. & Fisher, K. (eds.), 12 (2).

  • Mollgaard, M. (2017. ‘Radio New Zealand International: Reporting the Pacific in tight times’, Pacific Journalism Review, Cass, P.& Robie, D. (eds.), 22 (2).

  • Mollgaard, M. (2018). ‘New Zealand Music in the Popular Imagination 1988-2010: Revisiting a Moment for ‘Our Music’, Back Story, 5 (1).


Selected Conferences

  • Mollgaard, M. (2017). Transmission ends: Post-broadcasting politics in New Zealand. Australia New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2017. University of Sydney, Australia, 5-7 July 2017.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2006). 'Radio journalism in the podcasting age', Journalism Downunder: The future of the media in the digital age, 2nd joint Journalism Education Association (Australia)/Journalism Education Association (New Zealand) conference, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 4-7 December 2006.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2006). 'The future of radio journalism' invited panellist, ‘The future of the media’, Journalism Downunder: The future of the media in the digital age: 2nd Joint Journalism Education Association (Australia)/Journalism Education Association (New Zealand) conference, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 6 December 2006.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2007). 'Contemporary commercial radio: Technology, temporality and geography', paper presented at The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, Lincoln University, United Kingdom, 16-19 July 2007.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2009). 'Will downloading destroy radio?', invited panellist at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology New Zealand Broadcasting School 25th Anniversary Conference, 25 July 2009.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2009). 'Pirate stories: Rethinking radio rebels', paper presented at The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, York University, Toronto, 27-30 July 2009.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2010) 'The Singapore government owns Kiwi FM. International capital and New Zealand radio', Journalism, Media & Democracy Conference 2010: Media, democracy & the public sphere, 17 September 2010.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2011). ‘International nationalism: Foreign capital and New Zealand radio’, The Radio Conference 2011: A Transnational Forum, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 11-14 January 2011.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2011). ‘Patterns and effects of radio ownership in New Zealand’, Cyfrwng 2011: International conference on media and culture in small nations, Cardiff, Wales, 16-17 June 2011.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2011). ‘Outcomes of media deregulation: The New Zealand radio experience’, visiting researcher presentation at Birmingham City University School of Media, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 22 June 2011.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2013). Providing stability or picking winners? Dilemmas of deregulated radio, The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum. The University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom. 9-11 July 2013.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2014). Screen Edge Forum 2014: Radio Documentary 101. Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand, 30 May 2014.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2014). New Zealand, Indonesia and the invasion of East Timor: Conflict, information management and the New Zealand media during the Cold War, Media, War and Memory:  JMAD Conference 2014. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 18-19 September 2014.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2015). Pop, power and politics: Local music radio as a public/private partnership. Popular Culture Association of Australia New Zealand (POPCAANZ) Conference 2015. Massey University, Wellington, 29 June -1 July 2015.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2015). Revisiting ‘third way’ public broadcasting: Kiwi FM and the fifth Labour Government. Australia New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2015. Queenstown, New Zealand, 8-10 July 2015
  • Mollgaard, M. (2016). Nurturing New Zealand music: Nationalism, nuance and noise. Food/Love/God: Popular Culture Research Centre Annual Research Symposium. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 4 February 2016.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2016). Radio New Zealand International: Service, politics and diplomacy in South Pacific media. The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum. The University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 5-8 July 2016.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2016). Radio New Zealand International: Reporting the Pacific in tight times. 4th World Journalism Education Congress. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 12-16 July 2016.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2017). Transmission ends: Post-broadcasting politics in New Zealand. Australia New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2017. University of Sydney, Australia, 5-7 July 2017.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2018). The future of radio. Australia New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2018, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 3-6 July 2018.
  • Mollgaard, M. (2018). Radio New Zealand and the Internet: Ten years of Transformation. The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum. Monash University (Prato Campus), Italy, 10-13 July 2018.