Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre


World Journalism Education Congress
14 - 16 July 2016

AUT is proud to host the fourth World Journalism Education Congress. With the support of journalism education organizations worldwide, the Congress is designed to provide a discussion forum on common issues and interests and a foundation for supporting the continuing development of journalism and journalism education around the globe. Themed Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education, topics include:

  • Mobile/Social/User Generated Media and Journalism
  • Research Trends in Journalism
  • Making the Professional Connection Work in Journalism Education
  • 21st Century Ethical Issues in Journalism
  • Journalism and an Informed Citizenry
  • Journalism Programs Offered by the Industry
  • Journalism in the South Pacific
  • Journalism Education in Asia

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The AUT Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) was established in 2010 to promote research and advance knowledge about the media and communication industries, news and journalism professional practices.  

Quality news media are a crucial element of functioning democracies and regular analysis of them is particularly pertinent at the current historical juncture.  Media ecology is rapidly changing, and evolving news forms, discourses, technologies, and economies are transforming communication practices among citizens, media, political leaders, and democratic processes.

The centre advances the following themes:
  •     Media and the public sphere
  •     Political economy of media organisations
  •     History of journalism and media
  •     Journalism and democracy
  •     Journalism and human rights
  •     Journalism, law and ethics
  •     Media and journalism in the digital age
  •     Global media and communication


Associate Professor Wayne Hope  (Co-director)
Associate Professor Verica  Rupar (Co-director)
Merja Myllylahti (Project Manager)


Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre
School of Communication Studies
AUT City Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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