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

Briony Sowden
Joanne Mahon
Irra Lee

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Small budgets-new ideas
Rainbow Warrior
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.
TVNZ Tower
Pacific media
News pattern
Small budgets-new ideas
Small budgets, big ideas
09 Jul, 2020
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
Rainbow Warrior
The Rainbow Warrior bombing
30 Jun, 2020
35 years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, RNZ speaks to Professor David Robie as part of their “Crime NZ” history series.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.
$10k climate and Covid-19 grant
23 Jun, 2020
EJN will partner with AUT Pacific Media Centre on a $10k “climate and covid project to help improve environmental reporting in the Pacific region.
TVNZ Tower
Crisis, disintegration and hope
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
Pacific media
Pacific governments and media crackdown
07 May, 2020
As fears grow over the coronavirus, some governments stand accused of using tough lockdown rules to silence criticism, writes Professor David Robie.
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