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.

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62% increase in AUT researchers
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