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

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:
bcs@aut.ac.nz

Postgraduate enquiries:
pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

News
Dr Merja Myllylahti
JMAD
PMC's David Robie
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.
Verica Rupar and Joe Foote
News pattern
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.
JMAD
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.
PMC's David Robie
The human face of Iran
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.
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
29 Jul, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review turns 25
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.