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.

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

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Professor David Robie with Kanak 'independence' flags
David and the World Press Freedom Day
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Newspapers shrink local news gaps widen
06 Dec, 2018
Annual NZ media ownership report finds 9% drop in NZ newspaper circulation.
Professor David Robie with Kanak 'independence' flags
Professor reports on historic referendum
19 Nov, 2018
Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies had a front-row seat to New Caledonia's historic indepen
Joining forces with Radio NZ
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
David and the World Press Freedom Day
Marking World Press Freedom Day
15 May, 2018
Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day with a seminar covering the "targeting" of journalists and the state of the media in West Papua.
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'Bearing Witness' project reporters win ...
07 Feb, 2018
The Pacific Media Centre's Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in St...