Pacific Media Centre

Pacific Media Centre Celebrates 10 Years

The Pacific Media Centre in the AUT School of Communication Studies turned ten this year. Watch video above, and Read more here.

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Here is a quick introduction to some of the Pacific projects, current affairs coverage and research being done by the PMC team of students and staff. See more at PMC On Demand

Kia ora tatou and warm Pacific greetings.

The Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura - is the only media research and community resource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on Māori,  Asia-Pacific and ethnic diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007 as part of the Creative Industries Research Institute. It is now part of the School of Communication Studies.

Asia Pacific Report

PMC’s ‘blue team’ at the World Journalism Education Congress

The reporting and editing team from the PMC that covered the recent WJEC conference at AUT for Asia Pacific Report: from left – Del Abcede (photographer), Ami Dhabuwala (reporter), Kendall Hutt (reporter), TJ Aumua (chief reporter and news editor), Husain Malvi (reporter – Unitec) and Professor David Robie (PM director and editor).

Full coverage here

Video links to Asia-Pacific speakers at WJEC16 

The PMC also collaborates with other Asia-Pacific media centres, including the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific regional journalism programme, engages in research and cultural production, and also the AUT Journalism programme. It develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, (indexed on SCOPUS, Informit, EBSCO, Knowledge Basket and global media databases), Pacific Journalism Monographs and the news monitoring service Pacific Media Watch. It also offers Pacific media studies at postgraduate level, including the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course.

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Director: Professor David Robie
Postdoctoral Researcher: Dr Sylvia C. Frain
Pacific Media Watch editor and Southern Cross radio presenter: Kendall Hutt
Pacific Journalism Review and Toktok designer: Del Abcede
Pacific Media Centre Advisory Board chair: A/Professor Camille Nakhid

More about the PMC

PMC brochure 2017 pdf icon

TOKOTOK newsletter no 32, 2016 pdf icon

PMC Annual Report 2016 pdf icon

PMC on Soundcloud

Students, staff and research associates are currently engaged on projects involving fields such as:

  • Alternative journalism and media models
  • Asia-Pacific journalism and political studies
  • Communication for social change
  • Comparative journalism studies
  • Critical development and deliberative journalism
  • Environmental journalism
  • Development communication
  • International journalism and publication
  • Media ethics and accountability
  • Peace journalism
  • Social media in development

PMC twitter news feed

eys of fire
In his latest book, Eyes Of Fire, PMC director Professor David Robie investigates and reflects on the Rainbow Warrior bombing of 1985.

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Pacific Media Centre website

Southern Cross Radio programme by Pacific Media Centre
Pacific Media Watch - 
database and media monitoring project

Books and publications –
Orders online

Pacific Journalism Monographs - Peer-reviewed research monographs ISSN 2253-4113

Pacific Journalism Review –
Peer-reviewed biannual research journal ISSN 1023-9499

Asia Pacific Report -Joint industry project between PMC and Multimedia Investments Ltd

Pacific Media Research

Postgraduate supervisions

TOKTOK - Quarterly newsletter

AUT Shop - For Pacific Media Centre publications

PMC book covers

Director: Professor David Robie
Pacific Media Centre logo
Pacific Media Watch contributing editor: TJ Aumua
PMC staff and volunteers
PMC research associates

Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Aotearoa/New Zealand

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Pacific Media Centre
Level 10,
WG Precinct,
Gate 4, Governor Fitzroy Place

Telephone: (+64 9) 921 9388

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Last updated: 15-Feb-2017 12.28pm

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