Communication, Journalism and Marketing Seminars

Learn more about our research through our seminar series on three different campuses.

Manawatū Seminar Series

Wellington Seminar Series

Auckland Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars:

Wednesday, 16th August 2017- Dr  Akhteruz Zaman - Storytellers of our lives: News sources in New Zealand

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 

Social Science Tower, Communication Lab, SST 1.30

Manawatu Campus

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:

Wednesday, 23th August 2017- Associate Professor Grant Hannis - Massey Journalism Graduates Over the Past 50 Years: Who They Are, Where They're Employed, What They Think

1pm - 2pm, Communication Lab, Block 5, room 5D12

Wellington Campus

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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