Massey Journalism Research 

This is the website home of staff at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University with an interest in journalism and news media research. Below is a list of indicative research interests, along with links to staff profiles. Further information will be added to this site in May 2017.

Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian

Quantitative methods, journalism surveys, and comparative journalism. 

Dr. Susan Fountaine

Gender and the media, rural news, and public service broadcasting.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

Journalism history, the role of women in the journalism industry, and the intersection between journalistic and poetic discourses.

Associate Professor Grant Hannis

Journalism history, journalism education, reporting on diversity, and consumer journalism.

Dr James Hollings

Investigative journalism, journalism practice, reporting practices and whistleblowers, and media reporting of suicide.

Dr. Teresa Heinz Housel

Coverage of housing and homelessness in mainstream and alternative news media, representations of social class in the news media, media history, international media systems, and representations of LGBTQI groups in mainstream and alternative media. 

Dr. Elena Maydell

News discourse, media representations of minorities. 

Dr. Merja Myllylahti

Digital journalism, digital media economics, news business models, and media ownership.

Associate Professor Sean Phelan

Journalism and neoliberalism, journalism and politics, media sociology, and field theory.

Dr. Catherine Strong

NZ news media, gender gap in newspaper leadership, drone journalism, local government coverage, social media usage, and media coverage of academic research.   

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