New Zealand media ownership report 2017: major shift of ownership
AUT research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its seventh New Zealand media ownership report. The 2017 report reveals a considerable shift in the pattern of New Zealand media ownership. For the first time in seven years, the number of privately/independently owned media outlets exceeded the number of publicly and Crown owned companies. The report says that the digital news market in New Zealand has expanded, and that the public has more digital news and current affairs content available than in any other year since the report was first published in 2011. However, it warns that the print newspaper market is shrinking with the regional and local newspapers cutting publication dates and staff.
The report, published on December 4, 2017, has been authored by Dr Merja Myllylahti, and can be found here.
In 2016, JMAD launched a publicly accessible Facebook group. Anyone interested in journalism, media and democracy is welcome to join the group which can be found here.
New Zealand media ownership report 2016: more changes ahead
AUT’s Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its sixth New Zealand Media Ownership Report which includes in-depth coverage of proposed NZME-Fairfax and Sky TV-Vodafone mergers. The 2016 report notes that the New Zealand media market is facing further structural and ownership changes, but it is not clear what combinations will emerge. It says that “no matter what the commissions decisions are, the consolidation and convergence in the New Zealand media and telecommunication sectors is likely to continue.”
The report, published on December 1, 2016, has been authored by Dr Merja Myllylahti, and can be found here.
In 2016, JMAD launched a publicly accessible Facebook group which currently has over 180 active members. Anyone interested in journalism, media and democracy is welcome to join the group which can be found here.
JMAD was established in 2010 to promote research and advance knowledge about media and communication industries, news and journalism professional practices.
Following last year's successful conference, we are pleased to announce that JMAD 2012 will be held this year on September 13. The conference themed "Australian and New Zealand Media Histories: Commonality, Autonomy, Convergence" will be held at AUT University. More details on the conference.
The JMAD Media Mapping Project is under way to collate, update and make available online material relating to media ownership patterns in New Zealand.
The project is being managed by Ms Merja Myllylahti who is currently a PhD researcher at the AUT School of Communication Studies. Her research interest lies in evolving business models of online news media, and especially how the new pay and subscription models are utilised by New Zealand media industry.
In 2009, her research paper “Taking paper out of news: A case study of Taloussanomat, Europe's first online-only newspaper” won the best research paper at the International Symposium for Online Journalism in Austin, Texas. The press coverage on her work has been extensive worldwide - including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Guardian and The Independent.
We will be publishing regular updates on the project and progress-to-date will be reported to the JMAD conference, Political Economy of Communication, in September this year
To find out more details on Media Mapping, click here
@JMAD 2011 Conference Keynotes Announced
JMAD is pleased to announce a stellar line-up of international keynote speakers to open the 2011 Auckland conference: @JMAD2011 The political economy of communication [15-16 September 2011].
Three leading international scholars in the political economy of communication will kick-start this year’s JMAD conference. Graham Murdock, Janet Wasko and Dwayne Winseck are well known for their research and writing in the field over many years.
To find out more, click here
Last updated: 04-Dec-2017 7.14am
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