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What should journalism schools teach? This remains a vexing question the world over, including the Pacific. A century after the first journalism school began in the United States in 1902, a clear formula for journalsim education has yet to be...
Ten New Zealand journalism educators- all experienced journalists—have gone a long way toward meeting that challenge in this, the fourth edition of their 'Bible'—the key text for teaching the discipline to ther nationally accredited unit standards.
This article analyses how, during a one-year project, a wiki was established to enable student print journalists to collaborate to create a professional print news product. The idea was to replicate a professional newsroom where a second set of eyes...
At its core, Mekim Nius argues a clear position university level education is central to the health of South Pacific journalism and its democracies. To do this Robie is ambitious with the book's scope, declaring three broad aims: a study of the...
Modelled on earlier national surveys of 1987 and 1994, this 2003 survey polled New Zealand journalists on their educational background, formal training, experiences on the job and professional development. Even though the returns (297) were fewer...
A pilot training project for Papua New Guinean journalists in New Zealand in 1974 ended as a failure. This led to a five-year New Zealand Government aid scheme to establish the South Pacific's first journalism school at the national University of...
Universities are ideally placed to support the developing media industry in the Asia-Pacific by integrating their student projects with community service activities. Particular oppportunities exist to support the mission of media industry support...
At this time of the year, there are the usual platitudes and rhetoric about "media freedom" in the Pacific. The Fiji Times, for example, complained in an editorial about politicians with a "misguided theory" that Fiji was not ready for a critical...
In a long-running Government dispute with the Fiji news media over professionalism, accountability and training ever since the May 1999 general election, this speech stirred the controversy to new heights. 
The universities of the South Pacific and Papua New Guinea have played pioneering roles in the development of media education resources in the South Pacific. One student training newspaper was the first online publication in the region and another,...

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