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Editorial: Introducing PJR

Volume 1, Issue 1

November, 1994

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Robie, D. (1994). Editorial. Pacific Journalism Review, 1(1): 4-5.
Author(s): David Robie
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October, 1994
Journalism and related information and mass communication issues have a dearth of outlets in the South Pacific. While the region's news media has developed technically in leaps in bounds in the last decade and journalistic standards have risen, the region's information profile remains much the same. The major daily newspapers remain dominated by foreign ownership — the newest daily, The National in Papua New Guinea, is Malaysian-owned — and television/radio remains, in spite of the increasing number of privately owned FM broadcasters, in the hands of the state or, in the case of PNG's EMTV, an Australian television network.