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This article considers TVNZ's audience discussion programme, State of the Nation, as a moment of public sphere discourse. The programme's pre-broadcast branding and deliberate construction of a bicultural television space is examined, while...
Jane Kelsey has added to her long list of informative and critical publications this recent attack on Australia and New Zealand's role in forcing free trade onto the small Pacific nations. She accuses them of bullying these island states to remove...
The issue of identity, both cultural and ethnic, has come to the force for significant minority of New Zealanders who are of chinese descent since the freeing up of immigration regulation in 1987 led to a new influx of settlers. More than 80,000...
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...
In this commentry, we first place City Voice in an historical media context. We then outline the history of the publication: its purpose, its contents and character, its role in the Wellington community, its ownership and finance, and the reasons...
An ammendment of the Red & Green journal review that featured in the last issue of PJR (Volume 9, pp 197-200).
Red & Green is the latest in a journal tradition engaging with politics and culture in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Immediately, by dint of reference to an early journal article written by Roger Harrocks, the editorial 'voice' of the introduction is...
What's News? has tried to steer a middle course between academic research and commentary and does offer the general reader a sound introduction to the various media issues raised. It has rocked the dinghy gently but not so hard that anbody is likely...
The role of the media in civil society is to inform and illuminate in the public interest, to provide the public with an informed basis upon which they can exercise their demoractic rights. Nothing changes during wartime. The philosopher Jeremy...
The NZ news industry—owners, management and education sectors—has long agreed that the news media requires more Maori journalists. The industry has long recognised an imbalance does exist, whatever its characterisation. But the solution is not as...

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