The centre is based in the School of Communication Studies where postgraduate Pacific student journalists and other media students with an interest in Pasifika affairs will be filing regular stories.
Students on the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies postgraduate paper use this news website as their main course outlet.
Other students on regional and international internships will be reporting too.
The idea is to produce a distinct blend of news, current affairs and analysis – a fresh and independent “voice” of the Pacific.
We are keen to tell the hidden stories and address justice for the marginalised.
Education, culture, creativity, environment, health, human rights, media, social justice, resource development, regional security and technology are just some of the topics high on our reportage list.
Supplementing our daily file from students are articles by academic staff, regional journalists and civil society advocates and analysts.
Together with AUT, the Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea; National University of Samoa; and University of the South Pacific journalism schools will also be filing stories, images and multimedia for Pacific Scoop.
We also have a link with the Reportage-Enviro student website at the UTS Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), which is committed to “promoting an alternative voice in the global environmental debate with news that challenges consensus or raises awareness on under-exposed issues”.
Pacific Scoop editor: Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre
Urgent need to tackle overweight and obesity
Press Release – FAO 18/10/2019, Bangkok, Thailand Poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles are leading the countries of Asia and the Pacific into a future of lower productivity and ballooning public health care costs, the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization …Urgent need to tackle overweight and obesity across the Asia-Pacific region – UN FAO 18/10/2019, […]
Marathon runners Chase Fast Times And Increased Prizemoney
Press Release – ASB Auckland Marathon Australian marathon runner Isaias Beyn is looking for redemption at this weekends ASB Auckland Marathon, returning with a better understanding of the course and its challenges, and looking to improve on his third place finish last year when starting … Contenders Chase Fast Times And Increased Prizemoney at ASB […]
Cook Islands Inclusions to First World War Rolls of Honour
Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short announced today the inclusion of six Cook Island First World War soldiers in the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commissions official rolls of honour.18 October 2019 Chief of Defence Force Announces Cook Islands Inclusions to First World War Rolls […]
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