Professor Wayne Hope

wayne hope

Professor of Communication Studies/Co-Director of Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre (JMAD)

Phone: 09 921 9999 x 8422

Email: wayne.hope

Postal Address:
School of Communication Studies
AUT City Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142,
New Zealand


1991    PhD in Political Studies, University of Auckland
1984    MA First Class Honours in Political Studies, University of Auckland
1976    BA with majors in History and Political Science, University of Canterbury


Dr Wayne Hope is a researcher, teacher and media commentator with over twenty years experience.  His specific areas of research include New Zealand economic, political and media history, public sphere analysis, the political economy of communication, sport – media relationships, globalization and time.  His research has been published across a range of academic journals including Media, Culture and Society, International Journal of Communication, Time and Society.  Dr Hope is a long standing member of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR) and a senior contributor to the Political Economy section. Dr Hope is joint editor of an online IAMCR journal entitled Political Economy of Communication. Dr Hope has taught in high schools, adult education courses and universities.  At the Auckland University of Technology  he is curriculum leader for undergraduate media communication courses and teaches a postgraduate course entitled Time, Temporality and Globalization.  In 1999 Dr Hope was an inaugural winner of AUTs Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr Hope is also a regular media commentator who has appeared or spoken on TVNZ Breakfast, Face TV, Radio Live and Radio National Nine-to-Noon. He also contributes regular comment pieces for The Daily Blog NZ.


Supervision and Examination

Dr Hope has been primary supervisor for fourteen completed Masters dissertations and one completed PhD dissertation.  The latter publication won the Dean’s award for excellence in postgraduate studies for 2010.  Dr Hope has supervised dissertations in all of his stated research areas and co-authored academic articles with former thesis students.  He has externally examined eight Masters and two PhD dissertations from other universities.


Refereed journals, peer reviewed articles

2011    ‘Crisis of Temporalities: global capitalism after the 2007–08 financial collapse’ Time and Society. Vol 20, Issue 1 March.

2010    ‘Time Communication and Financial Collapse’ International Journal of Communication.  Vol 4 pp649-669

2009    ‘Conflicting Temporalities; state, nation, economy and democracy under  global capitalism’.  Time and Society Vol 18 Issue 1 March pp62-85

2009    Review Essay: ‘Liberal Democracy and the Social Acceleration of Time’ by W. Schenerman.  Time and Society. Vol 18 Issue 1 March pp172-76

2006    ‘Global Capitalism and the Critique of Real Time’.  Time and Society Vol 15 Issue 2-3 September

2002    ‘Whose All Blacks’, Media, Culture and Society.  Vol 4 Issue 2 March, pp235-254

1996    ‘A Short History of the Public Sphere in Aotearoa/New Zealand’, Continuum, Vol 10, No 1, November, pp 12-32.

Chapter/section in a book

2012    ‘New Thoughts on the Public Sphere in Aotearoa/New Zealand’ in M.Hirst, S. Phelan, V. Rupar eds Scooped: the politics and power of journalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Auckland AUT Media, pp 27 - 47

2011    ‘Global Capitalism, Temporality and the Political Economy of Communication’ in J. Wasko, G. Murdock, H. Sousa eds The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications, London, Wiley-Blackwell, pp 521 - 40

2006    ‘Media, Politics and Sport’, New Zealand Government and Politics.  4th Edition.  Auckland, Oxford University Press.

2003    ‘Media and Political Process’ in R Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics Auckland, Oxford University Press (revised chapter).

2000    ‘Media and Political Process’ in R Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, Auckland, Oxford University Press, pp 309-320.

1999    ‘Ideology, Communication and Capitalist Crisis: The New Zealand Experience’ in A Calabrese, J Burgelman (eds), Communication, Citizenship, and Social Policy:  rethinking the welfare state, Maryland, Rowman and Littlefield, pp 99-112.

1996    ‘Mass Media, Information Technology and the Reconstruction of Critical Theory’ in M Peters, W Hope, J Marshall, S Webster (eds), Critical Theory, Poststructuralism and Social Context, Palmerston North, Dunmore.

Co-written journal articles and book chapters

2011    Hope W., Myllylahti M.  ‘Global Capital and Media Communication Ownership in New Zealand’   Pacific Journalism Review 17 (2) pp 188 - 209

2005    Hope W., Stephenson I. ‘Global Capitalism and the Knowledge Economy’  in J. Codd, K. Sullivan eds Education Policy Directions in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Auckland, Thompson/Dunmore pp 19 - 38

2004    Hope W., Johnson R. ‘What is an Infommercial?’ Advertising and Society Review, Vol 5, Issue 2

2001    Hope W., Johnson R. ‘Media Advertising and Everyday Life’ in C. Bell ed Sociology of Everyday Life in New Zealand   Palmerston North, Dunmore, pp 127 - 149

Journal editorships

2011    Hope W., Hirst M., Cocker A., Australian Journal of Communication 38(3), December. Themed issue: Political Economy of Communication

2010    Hope W., Mollgaard M., Cocker A., Communication Journal of New Zealand 11 (1) July. Themed issue: Radio: Challenges and New Directions

2007    Hope W., Cocker A., Communication Journal of New Zealand 8(1) May. Themed issue: Broadcasting Histories, Digital Futures

2004    Hope W. Pacific Journalism Review Vol 10 (2) Themed issue: Media Ownership and Democracy

TV interviews
Watch Dr Hope on TVNZ's Breakfast show

Last updated: 01-Sep-2017 2.30pm

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