Climate and COVID-19 Pacific Project
The Pacific Media Centre is collaborating with Internews and the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) to produce a series of multimedia reports on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and climate change in the Pacific. Read more
Latest PJR spotlights Melanesian media
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, according to the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review
Pacific Media Centre Celebrates 10 Years
The Pacific Media Centre in the AUT School of Communication Studies has turned 10 with a special celebration event: JOURNALISM UNDER DURESS IN ASIA-PACIFIC.
See PMC stories on The Junction student journalism showcase
The Pacific Media Centre has joined JERAA in showcasing student journalism about the Pacific. Read about the Fiji election and other stories. Read more.
Watch our PMC projects on screenHere is a quick introduction to some of the Pacific projects, current affairs coverage and research being done by the PMC team of students and staff. See more at PMC On Demand
Kia ora tatou and warm Pacific greetings.
The Pacific Media Centre has been very ably led on an interim basis since 2020 by Jim Marbrook and Khairiah Rahman. In late 2021, the School of Communication Studies organised an independent review of all its research centres and groups. We are currently working through its recommendations, and expect the outcome will lead to a wider remit, including a significant community focus, for the PMC.
View our annual review 2020in the digital ebook version.
The Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura - is the only media research and community resource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on Māori, Asia-Pacific and ethnic diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007 as part of the Creative Industries Research Institute. It is now part of the School of Communication Studies.
The PMC also collaborates with other Asia-Pacific media centres, including the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific regional journalism programme, engages in research and cultural production, and also the AUT Journalism programme. It develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, (indexed on SCOPUS, Informit, EBSCO, Knowledge Basket and global media databases), Pacific Journalism Monographs and the news monitoring service Pacific Media Watch. It also offers Pacific media studies at postgraduate level, including the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course.
Students, staff and research associates are currently engaged on projects involving fields such as:
In his latest book, Eyes Of Fire, PMC director Professor David Robie investigates and reflects on the Rainbow Warrior bombing of 1985.
Pacific Media Watch - database and media monitoring project
Books and publications – Orders online
Pacific Journalism Monographs - Peer-reviewed research monographs ISSN 2253-4113
Pacific Journalism Review – Peer-reviewed biannual research journal ISSN 1023-9499
Asia Pacific Report -Joint industry project between PMC and Multimedia Investments Ltd
Pacific Media Research
TOKTOK - Quarterly newsletter
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Pacific Media Watch contributing editor: Sri Krishnamurthi
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