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resources for students coming to Aotearoa New Zealand

To help overseas journalism students at AUT or Canterbury universities begin to understand the country, its people and its media, here are some general and academic readings.   some basics Wikipedia – there isn’t a better encyclopedia entry, although for more in depth information, Te Ara (a government-managed online encyclopedia) is excellent, for example, for its overview of […]

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My Sámi adventure

Maxine Jacobs (Ngāi Tahu) travelled to Helsinki, Finland, and Kautokeino, Norway,  as a student member of the University of Canterbury delegation to the Inclusive Journalism Initiative seminar in November 2015. Her participation was funded by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the university. Stepping off the plane into a country I knew little about excited me. Everything […]

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Inclusive journalism seminar in Kautokeino, Norway

images: Greg Treadwell, AUT University The Sámi University College, Sámi allaskuvla, in Kautokeino, Norway, curls around a central courtyard like an Arctic fox with its head on its tail. Within the circle of its warmth, the Inclusive Journalism Initiative met on 2nd and 3rd November 2015 to discuss indigenous journalism and the roles of journalists and journalism educators in promoting journalism that tackles prejudice […]

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Femi Perumbally talks about her expectations of the upcoming semester in Denmark.

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Laura Tretheway talks about her expectations for the upcoming semester in Denmark.

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Prof Charlie Husband: research seminar on the neo-liberal university

As part of a very successful fortnight in New Zealand discussing inclusive journalism and deepening the IJI project’s links, Prof Charlie Husband gave a talk at Canterbury University on 18 February about the threat of the neo-liberal university to social change. Prof Husband is a professor in the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. In […]

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Promoting diversity in NZ news media: Canterbury seminar

How well are Aotearoa New Zealand news media speaking to the increasingly diverse population of the country? What can media outlets learn from the Māori Television Service after 10 years of its distinctive current affairs offerings? What role can journalists play in ensuring people from all communities have a stake in public debate? Canterbury University […]

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Tara Ross, Journalism, 18.9.12

Tara Ross, UC

Before joining the University of Canterbury in 2012, Tara Ross was a Qantas award-winning senior journalist for Fairfax newspapers The Press and the Sunday Star-Times. She is studying for her PhD on Pasifika news media in Aotearoa/New Zealand and is a Research Associate of the Pacific Media Centre. Research interests: Tara Ross’s research interests lie in journalism studies, with a particular […]

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Donald Matheson, Media and Communication, 18.7.13

Donald Matheson, UC

Donald Matheson worked at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies before joining the University of Canterbury in 2004. Before that he was a tutor at the Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies, Glasgow, while studying for his PhD on newswriting practices at Strathclyde University. He’s also worked as an education reporter at the […]

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Zita Joyce, UC

Zita Joyce received her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2007. Her thesis ‘Creating order in the ceaseless flow: the discursive constitution of the radio spectrum’ examined the definition, allocation, and use of radio spectrum. Her interest in broadcasting and radio technologies stems from years of volunteer DJing at rdu, the University of Canterbury-based […]

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