Communication Studies News

  • AUT student shows spirit at the 2017 Attitude Awards
    An AUT student has been heralded for her advocacy work at last week’s Attitude Awards. Celebrating the achievements of people who live with disabilities, the awards are the only national televised event celebrating the achievements of New Zealanders living with disabilities.
  • Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration
    Pacific Media Centre Director, Professor David Robie will join academics from around the world in a global academic exchange with Indonesia's Universitas Gadjah Mada. In return, seven academics from the Indonesian university will visit AUT for the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.
  • Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
    A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

    The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
  • World Journalism Congress at AUT
    The CEO whose organisation stood behind the release of the Panama Papers will be a speaker at the World Journalism Congress to be held at AUT in July this week.  Peter Bale runs the Centre for Public Integrity in Washington DC,   one of the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative centers in America.  
  • Opinion: How peace journalism can challenge ‘war voyeurism’
    As the unprecedented human tide of refugees flows into Europe unabated, fleeing from both the ruthless military targeting by the Assad regime and the ISIS reign of terror with murder, torture, crucifixion and sexual slavery, along with the atrocities committed by other rebels such as Jabhat al-Nusra, it is time to rethink our media responses too, says AUT Professor and Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Dr David Robie.
  • Top Asia-Pacific media award for AUT Pacific Media Centre director
    Auckland University of Technology Professor in Communication Studies David Robie was recently honoured for his significant contribution to the Asia-Pacific media landscape at the 24th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Research shows diversity squizzed in the election news
    Bringing diversity of voices in public domain might still be a far reaching goal for the New Zealand media. The AUT study of the 2014 election coverage shows the news was dominated by males and by political party members. When journalists used social media to discuss the elections, they mainly to talk to each other.
  • AUT’s Pacific Media Centre condemns Paris atrocity
    The director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre, has condemned the “outrageous and cowardly” attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, describing it as a despicable assault on global media freedom.
    The JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2014 was published and distributed on December 5, 2014. On Page 40, the report includes reference to journalist Fran O’Sullivan however, the inclusion of her name was a mistake.
  • AUT graduates take Axis Awards by storm
    AUT advertising creativity graduates picked up more awards than ever at the annual Axis Advertising Industry Awards in March, with a total of 65 Axis awards going their way.
  • International Award for AUT student
    Postgraduate student journalist Daniel Drageset has won a coveted international prize in trauma journalism - the 2013 Dart trauma journalism award.
  • Dr Jeff Cole in New Zealand with AUT and the US Embassy
    AUT University is hosting Dr Jeffrey Cole, international Internet expert and international director of the World Internet Project (WIP) at two exciting ventures this week.

    Dr Cole, founder and director of the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School, is the 2013 speaker at AUT’s The Project.
  • AUT a contributor to the New Zealand Story
    AUT University represented the New Zealand education sector today at the launch of the New Zealand Story initiative. AUT’s Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack spoke alongside Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and Minister for Economic Development Hon Steven Joyce about the importance of increasing New Zealand’s reputation overseas. AUT was involved in developing the educational aspects of the New Zealand Story.
  • AUT Journalism receives $350,000 to go global
    AUT University’s School of Communication Studies and University of Canterbury’s School of Social and political sciences have recently received a $350,000 (NZD) EU-NZ grant to enable their honours students to participate in a three year mobility project with European institutions.  
  • Prime Minister Opens AUT’s Sir Paul Reeves Building
    The new building houses the latest in learning and teaching environments. Learning outside the classroom is becoming a more significant part of education. Students go to university, not just to acquire knowledge, but to apply and communicate it. The Sir Paul Reeves Building provides spaces that facilitate collaboration outside the classroom. 
  • The future of New Zealand media even more unpredictable
    The ownership of New Zealand media companies has become even more tightly concentrated in hands of transnational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms this year, according to a report by AUT’s Centre for Journalism Media and Democracy (JMAD).
  • AUT graduates off to France
    Two AUT graduates from the School of Communication Studies have won a national competition which will now see them compete in France.
  • How to stay safe from scams
    How safe are you from scams? Leading Australian Criminologist, Dr Russell Smith, talks about the increase in online fraud and identity theft and how to avoid it.
  • Opening of Manukau Campus
    Bachelor of Communication Studies John Pulu's report for Tagata Pasifika on the opening of AUT's Manukau campus.
  • New journalism scholarship
    AUT University and community newspaper Indian Newslink have launched a journalism scholarship in a bid to boost the standard and practice of the profession.
  • AUT celebrates sporting prowess
    AUT University students clinched the two top awards at this year’s NZU Blues Awards which were held at Te Papa in Wellington on Friday evening.

Last updated: 22-May-2017 1.32pm

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