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Good news media book in regional bad news year

Volume 13, Issue 1

March, 2007

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Craddock, P. (2007). Good news media book in regional bad news year. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(1): 211-212. Review of Media Information and Development in Papua New Guinea, edited by Evangelia Papoutsaki and Dick Rooney. Madang, PNG: Divine Word University, 2006. 227 pp. ISBN 9980995610.
Author(s): Patrick Craddock
Publication date: 
April, 2007

Media, Information and Development in Papua New Guinea is one of the most interesting books I have on Pacific media. It is a collection of different writers, some of whom are current or former journalists. Several of the authors have direct media links as staff working with the Divine Word University in Madang, a private Christian institution. For the uninitiated, the opening chapter gives an outline of the media landscape in PNG. Other chapters explore media ownership, journalism education and the role of media national development.