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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM,
Social Science Tower, Communication Lab, SST 1.30
This study explores the issue of diversity in the New Zealand news media by examining different types of news sources.
The sources of raw materials for news need to be adequately diverse to ensure plurality in a democratic society.
My examination of newspaper and website content seems to have confirmed the pattern found elsewhere; that is, the dominance of official, political and expert sources and a continued gender imbalance.
This is also available via the following live ink: http://webcast.massey.ac.nz/Mediasite/Play/d9d4146fe3be4e20baf9b6a387efaaca1d
1pm - 2pm, Communication Lab, Block 5, room 5D12
Beginning in 1966 as the journalism course at Wellington Polytechnic, the Massey journalism programme is the oldest continuously operating journalism school in the country. This paper reports the results of a recent survey of graduates who attended the course across its 50 years. It is the first such survey undertaken. The results reveal how the nature of the students changed over time. It also reveals their career paths after graduation, their views on the course and their advice for today’s young aspiring journalists. Some thoughts on the future of the course are also given.
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