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New Media Journal Makes Debut In NZ

New Media Journal Makes Debut In NZ


AUCKLAND (AUT Communication Studies/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology has become the new hub of Pacific Journalism Review, a journal critically examining the media industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The redesigned and expanded journal aims to contribute to analysis and debate about the media and practice of journalism in New Zealand and the region.

"The journal has been at the forefront of critical reflections on the role of the media and journalism practice in the Pacific region," says Associate Professor Barry King, head of the School of Communication Studies, which is publishing the journal.

"It will continue to serve this role in its new location."

The nine-year-old PJR has moved to Auckland from its previous locations at the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

"The journal aims to enhance media ethics," says editor David Robie. "We cover media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand."

Topics such as ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom, media ownership and professional practice and media education are examined.

Contributors in the latest edition include independent Australian media commentator John Pilger, Radio New Zealand¹s Mediawatch presenter Russell Brown, NZ Scoop website editor Alastair Thompson, New Zealand media analyst Dr Wayne Hope, Guardian Weekly editor-in-chief Patrick Ensor and Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell. This 220-page issue examines Iraq and the "media war", the Maori media identity in New Zealand, Pacific radio conflict in New Zealand, Australian government influence on Radio Australia, a comparison of international news coverage between The Australian and the Fiji Times, and many other regional issues.

The journal will be re-launched on October 3 at the Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) annual conference in Auckland.

The website is at: http://www.pjreview.info


PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH ONLINE http://www.pmw.c2o.org

PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, dedicated to examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific region. Launched in October 1996, it has links with the Journalism Program at the University of the South Pacific, Bushfire Media based in Sydney, Journalism Studies at the University of PNG (UPNG), the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, and Community Communications Online (c2o).

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