Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre

The AUT Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) was established in 2010 to promote research and advance knowledge about the media and communication industries, news and journalism professional practices.

Quality news media are a crucial element of functioning democracies and regular analysis of them is particularly pertinent at the current historical juncture.  Media ecology is rapidly changing, and evolving news forms, discourses, technologies, and economies are transforming communication practices among citizens, media, political leaders, and democratic processes.

The centre advances the following themes:

  • Media and the public sphere
  • Political economy of media organisations
  • History of journalism and media
  • Journalism and democracy
  • Journalism and human rights
  • Journalism, law and ethics
  • Media and journalism in the digital age
  • Global media and communication



Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre
School of Communication Studies
AUT City Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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