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

Lachlan Waugh
Joanne Mahon
Aaron Lawton
Irra Lee

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:
bcs@aut.ac.nz

Postgraduate enquiries:
pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

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For the love of Thor
For the love of Thor!
12 Jul, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder puts Marvel’s women in the spotlight. Senior Lecturer Angelique Nairn asks why Marvel still struggles with female superheroes.
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This one precious life
09 Jun, 2022
Now a journalist for Māori Television and founder of the charity Brave, Jess Tyson is a beacon of hope for Māori youth. AUT’s Insight magazine meets her.
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The best job in the world
09 Jun, 2022
It was a lightbulb moment during his comms degree that determined the career of Jeremy Olds who now works in Paris. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
Brand activism
Risks, rewards for brands taking a stand
05 May, 2022
Many consumers want brands to take a stand, but it’s not always clear what that stand should be. So, is there a “second mover advantage” in brand activism?
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Trust in news falls alarmingly
07 Apr, 2022
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its third Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand report.
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