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More than thirty universities within the Pacific region are now teaching journalism. Across the sector, there are now hundreds of journalism academics and thousands of students. While students are undergraduates, others are postgraduates who may...
Drawing on the growth of non-profit investigative reporting centres in the United States, many of which are located in universities, this article proposes the creation of an Australia-New Zealand-Pacific network of university journalism students who...
Journalists need to be highly committed and determined when pursuing an issue in an investigative way because they inevitably will be confronted with considerable pressures. These pressures include resistance from publishers and editors due to time...
Commentary: Dumbing down media content undermines democracy. News media need to unleash the full power of investigative journalism. Every investigative story that goes in-depth and behind the scenes will actually strengthen democracy and the free...
The purpose of investigative journalism is to hold powerful interests to account and highlight systemic corruption and breakdown. Ettema and Glasser, and de Burgh, define the investigative journalist’s role as to bring attention to injury and...
The Louise Nicholas case has probably generated more gossip, discussion and talkback vitriol than just about any other court case in the past 15 years. The harrowing saga of abuse of a teenage girl by a ring of serving police officers seems to have...
The arrival of this book last November (2006) was a landmark event for political journalism in New Zealand. There had been rumours about exposé of National Party links with the Exclusive Brethren sect and wealthy corporate donors.  This kind of...
In Freedom Next Time, the renowned investigative journalist and documentary maker John Pilger writes of 'empire, facades and the enduring struggle of people for their freedom'. These are themes common to his entire body of work, for Pilger has over...
It is a truism that one should not shoot the messenger who brings bad news. But what about the messenger who ignores or discards bad news? In the 1970s, the role of investigative reporting in the Vietnam war, the exposure of the Watergate scandal...
In Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs, John Pilger presents an impressive collection of investigations cover-ups and reports of crimes against humanity by writers who challenged these limitations.

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