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

Joanne Mahon
Aaron Lawton
Irra Lee
Jessica Satherley
Lachlan Waugh

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Merja Myllylahti
Merja blog
Professor Verica Rupar
Atakohu Middleton
Students sitting in classroom
News pattern
Merja Myllylahti
The changing shape of news income
21 Sep, 2021
AUT Senior lecturer Merja Myllylahti investigates the first decade of digital revenue payments in a new paper for Digital Journalism.
Merja blog
More people are paying for online news
08 Jul, 2021
Dr. Merja Myllylahti breaks down the findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report 2021.
Professor Verica Rupar
Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Atakohu Middleton
How to decolonise a mind
02 Jun, 2021
What do we mean when we talk about decolonising one’s mind? Dr Atakohu Middleton explains what it means and gives her top tips.
Students sitting in classroom
The future journalist
24 May, 2021
Professor Verica Rupar has received US$52,000 from UNESCO Paris to investigate what shape journalism education should take in the 21st century.
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