Journalism department

Highly regarded both in New Zealand and around the world, the Journalism department is part of communication studies at AUT.

Journalism at AUT gives graduates the broad base of skills they need to excel in today’s rapidly changing news media environment. With intensive periods in AUT’s world-class live newsroom using multimedia technologies to find, write and produce stories, students gain experience in news reporting, different writing and production specialisations, bicultural and cross-cultural reporting, news photography, media law and ethics.

Research in journalism

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across journalism.

More about our research

Research associations

Irra Lee
Briony Sowden
Jessica Satherley
Joanne Mahon

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:
bcs@aut.ac.nz

Postgraduate enquiries:
pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

News
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
Merja Myllylahti
Small budgets-new ideas
Rainbow Warrior
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.
News pattern
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
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.
Small budgets-new ideas
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.
Rainbow Warrior
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.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.
$10k climate and Covid-19 grant
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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