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20th Anniversary of PJR Conference - November 27/29 at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Conference proceedings.  Pacific Journalism Monograph No. 4.

Special 20th Anniversary edition - 21(1)

2017 Editions:

Vol. 23, No 1, May 2017

Call for articles and commentaries:
Climate change in Asia-Pacific

Edition co-editors: Professor David Robie (AUT-Pacific Media Centre), Professor Chris Nash (Monash), Dr Shailendra Singh (USP-Climate Project)

Managing editor: Professor David Robie (AUT-Pacific Media Centre)

Frontline editor: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ)

Associate editor: Dr Philip Cass (Unitec)

Reviews editor: Dr Philip Cass (Unitec)

Leading up to COP21 Paris, there was overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is happening, and human-induced. With global warming, species extinctions and habitat degradation all accelerating, chances for ecosystems to respond and survive are diminishing. But the election of Donald Trump as incoming United States president and a Transition Team focused on “vetting” Energy Department professionals has dealt a potential blow to global responses.

What has been achieved since COP21 and COP22 Marrakesh? Given that climate change is arguably the greatest threat facing the planet and where the impact will be particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, especially for the microstates of the Pacific, what is the role of the media and media education in the region?

Pacific Journalism Review is inviting submissions addressing climate change and environmental issues for the May 2017 edition, addressing issues such as (but not restricted to):

·        Mainstreaming climate change in news media

·        The impact of climate change on human rights journalism

·        The status of “climate change refugees” and media

·        Pacific media adaptation to climate change issues

·        Media on global, regional and national climate policy planning

·        Best practice climate adaptation media strategies in 1. Coastal zone management, 2. Food security and production, 3. Water resources management

·        Media analysis of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 30

·        Reportage of climate risk and development strategies

·        UN climate agencies (such as SPREP), programmes and implementation

·        Climate change journalism education strategies and tools

The above list is a guideline and some helpful suggestions are here:

The journal also has an unthemed section and other papers related to journalism studies, and journalism education, theory and practice will also be considered. Pacific Journalism Review is the only journalism journal from Australasia indexed by SCOPUS.

Submissions:All submissions must in future be uploaded to the Tuwhera Online Journal System (OJS) platform for Pacific Journalism Review after registering an account at:

The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research

articles, Commentaries, Frontline (journalism-as-research), Forum and


The APA-based style guide is at:

Managing editor: Professor David Robie

Articles: up to 6000 words

Commentaries: up to 1500 to 3000 words

Frontline (journalism-as-research): up to 7000 words (inc. exegesis)


Forum contributions: up to 800 words.

Reviews: up to 1500 words (Noted short reviews: 300 words). Must be

commissioned by the Reviews Editor.

Submissions deadline: February 20, 2017

Forthcoming issues of PJR:

22(2) December 2016: Journalism education in the Asia-Pacific (editor: Dr Philip Cass).

23(1) May 2017: Climate change and the media (editors: Professor David Robie , Dr Shailendra Singh and  Professor Chris Nash. Submissions deadline: January 20, 2017.