Quality news media are a crucial element of functioning democracies, and regular analysis of them is particularly pertinent today. Media ecology is rapidly changing, and evolving news forms, technologies and economies are transforming communication practices among citizens, media, political leaders and democratic processes.
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.
The JMAD research centre is co-directed by Professor Wayne Hope and Dr Merja Myllylahti from the AUT School of Communication Studies. They are both members of the school’s Critical Media Studies department.
Professor Wayne Hope and Dr Merja Myllylahti