Research in communication studies

We are committed to innovative, critical and creative research that advances knowledge, serves the community, and develops future communication experts and skilled media practitioners.

Visiting researchers in communication studies

The School of Communication Studies is proud of hosting two visiting professors, Emeritus Professor Colin Sparks and Emeritus Professor Russell Bishop, who are widely known for their expertise in the field of communication studies.

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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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NZ Podcast summit to be hosted at AUT
05 Apr, 2022
On Saturday 14 May 2022, AUT will host the inaugural NZ Podcasting Summit at its City Campus.
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If she be worthy - backlash to Thor film
07 Mar, 2022
The sexist and negative response from Redditors following Natalie Portman’s return to the Thor franchise raises issues within the film industry.
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2021 JMAD Media Ownership Report
10 Dec, 2021
JMAD's annual media ownership report tracks the impact of public interest journalism funding and future negotiations for fair pay for news.
The fight for fair pay for NZ news
29 Nov, 2021
The News Publishers Association is asking the commerce commission to help it negotiate fair pay for NZ news with Google and Facebook.
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Christina Vogels
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