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Dr James Hollings Doctorate of Philosophy

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Journalism

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

James Hollings’ main responsibilities lie with the Masters in Journalism, and the Editing and Publishing and Investigative Reporting papers of the Bachelor of Communication. He has worked in senior roles in newspapers and radio. His doctoral dissertation was on the decision-making processes of reluctant witnesses, and he has published on the characteristics and attitudes of New Zealand journalists, media reporting of suicide, disaster reporting, and the practice of investigative journalism. He is also interested in journalism psychology, photojournalism, and contemporary journalism practice. He is co-founder of the New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism: http://cij.org.nz/

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 8015799 x 62511
    Location: 500000000, Block 5
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • PhD - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Journalism, investigative journalism, witnesses, whistleblowers, editing, writing, photography, journalism psychology

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100):
Journalism and Professional Writing (190300): Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified (190399): Journalism Studies (190301):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000):
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807): Sociology (160800): Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Journalism, witnesses, writing, editing.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Hollings, JHB., Hanitzsch, T., & Balasubramanian, R. (2017). Risky choices? Modelling journalists’ perceptions of aggressive newsgathering practices. Journalism Studies.
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J., Hanitzsch, T., & Balasubramanian, R. (2017). Risky Choices?: Modelling journalists’ perceptions of aggressive newsgathering practices. Journalism Studies. , 1-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J., Hanusch, F., Balasubramanian, R., & Lealand, G. (2016). Causes for concern: The state of New Zealand journalism in 2015. Pacific Journalism Review. 22(2), 122-138
[Journal article]Authored by: Balasubramanian, R., Hollings, J.
Hollings, JHB. (2013). Reporting suicide in New Zealand: Time to end censorship. Pacific Journalism Review. 19(2), 136-155 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=605723185676441;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2013). Let the story go: The role of emotion in the decision-making process of the reluctant, vulnerable witness or whistle-blower. Journal of Business Ethics. 114(3), 501-512
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2011). The informed commitment model: Best practice for journalists engaging with reluctant, vulnerable sources and whistle-blowers. Pacific Journalism Review. 17(1), 67-89 Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/articles/informed-commitment-model-best-practice-journalists-engaging-reluctant-vulnerable-sources
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2009). Vision but flaws mar needed editing textbook: A book reveiw of Newspaper editing and design: A guide to production journalism by Lee, A., and Treadwell, G. (2009). Pacifc Journalism Review. 15(1), 234-235 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=800317102039576;res=IELNZC
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2008). Insight into an outstanding journalist: A book review of Louise Nicholas: My story by Nicholas, L., and Kitchin, P. (2007). Pacific Journalism Review. 14(1), 214-218 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=171677918196086;res=IELNZC
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2007). Still european and female, but older: Profiling the New Zealand journalist. Pacific Journalism Review. 13(1), 183-195 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=646749839585287;res=IELNZC
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J., Lealand, G., Samson, A., & Tilley, E. (2007). The big NZ journalism survey: Underpaid, under-trained, under-resourced, unsure about the future – But still idealistic. Pacific Journalism Review. 13(2), 175-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J., Tilley, E.
Hollings, J. (2006). Gathering visual images of the 2004 tsunami: Journalists' challenges and ethical issues. Prism. 4(3), 1-13 Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/hollings.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2006). Circulation wars: A book reveiw of He Pitopito Korero no te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori-language Press editied by Curnow, J., Hopa N., and McRae, J. (2006) and Colonial discourses: Niupepa Maori 1855-1863 by Paterson L. (2006). New Zealand Books: a quarterly review. (76: Summer), 6-6 Retrieved from http://nzbooks.org.nz/2006/contents/issue-76-contents/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2005). Book review: Release the hounds: A guide to research for journalists and writers by Fogg, C. (2005). PRism. 3(1), 1-2 Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/324.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2005). Reporting the Asian tsunami: Ethical issues. Pacific Journalism Review. 11(2), 139-155 Retrieved from http://artsweb.aut.ac.nz/pjreview/issues/docs/11_2/pjr-tsunami-pp151-167.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Book

Hollings, J.(2017). A moral truth: 150 years of New Zealand investigative journalism. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hollings, J.Edited by: Hollings, J.
Treadwell, G., & Hollings, J. (2015). An increasingly secret paradise. In T. Felle, & J. Mair (Eds.) FOI at 10: Freedom fighting or lazy journalism?. (pp. 233 - 242). Bury St Edmunds: Bury St Edmunds: Abramis
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JHB. (2014). No more dancing at Orakei. In A. Schiffrin (Ed.) Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World. (pp. 239 - 245). New York, United States of America: The New Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JHB. (2014). Investigative journalism. In GD. Hannis (Ed.) Intro: A beginner's guide to journalism in 21st-century Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 179 - 199). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Lealand, G., & Hollings, J. (2012). Journalists in New Zealand. In DH. Weaver, & L. Willnat (Eds.) The global journalist in the 21st century. (pp. 126 - 137). United States and United Kingdom: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). Reporting the 2004 tsunami: Media, ethics, and the aftermath of a disaster. In LK. Fuller (Ed.) Tsunami communication: (Inter)personal/intercultural, media, technical, ethical, philanthropic, development, and personal responses. (pp. 223 - 240). Cresskill, NJ, United States: Hampton Press, Inc
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Samson, AM., & Hollings, JH. (2008). The police round: Crime, emergencies and disasters. In J. Tully (Ed.) Intro: A Beginner's Guide to Professional News Journalism. (pp. 175 - 200). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation
[Chapter]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Creative Work

Hollings, JH. (2005, March 1). Photographs taken while helping out with the tsunami relief effort in Nagapattinam, India. Aro Arts.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Cleary, D., & Hollings, JH.(2003). The last post. [DVD]. Wellington, NZ: Last Post Productions
[Film or Video]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Mornin, G., Hollings, JH., Mortimer, A., & Sutorius, T.(2000). The whirling man: A true story of an unusual hero. Wellington, NZ: Pious Productions
[Film or Video]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Thesis

Hollings, J.The courage to speak: How investigative journalists persuade reluctant whistleblowers to tell their stories. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Report

Jackson, S., Low, J., Gee, S., Butler, C., & Hollings, JH.(2007). Children's media use and responses: A review of the literature. : Broadcasting Standards Authority
[Technical Report]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Conference

Hollings, J.Aiming for the stars: Teaching investigative journalism. . Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J.Help Them to Speak: The psychology of the reluctant and vulnerable witnesss or whistleblower. . Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). The informed commitment model: Best practice for journalists engaging with reluctant, vulnerable witnesses and whistle-blowers.. Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology 2010 conference papers and proceedings. (pp. 1 - 17). : Media, investigative journalism and technology 2010 conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2008, July). Investigative journalism in New Zealand - why does the story come out?. Presented at Power and Place: Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Tilley, EN., & Hollings, JH. (2008). Still stuck in 'A love-hate relationship': Understanding journalists' enduring and impassioned duality towards public relations. Procceedings of the ANZCA 2008 Conference: Power and Place. (pp. 1 - 24).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hollings, J., Tilley, E.
Hollings, JH.(2007). A hard watchdog to keep on the porch - What factors help investigative journalism flourish?. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). Reporting the tsunami. , Journalism Education Association Conference Gold Coast, QLD: JEA
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005, November). Reporting the tsunami. Presented at Journalism Education Association Conference 2005. Surfers Paradise, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). Reporting the Asian tsunami: The ethical issues. Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Annual Conference. (pp. unpaged).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Other

Hollings, J. (2012, November). Reasonable restriction or moral panic? The evidence for and against censorship of media reporting of suicide in New Zealand. In CJM Seminars at Wellington: Research as Conversation, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010, August). Journalism as a career. In Upper Hutt College.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). Rezone or resist?. Valley Voice
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). Suicide: The perils of self-censorship. Sunday Star Times
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). All he asks is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. (pp. A10 - A10).
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, J. (2010). Deciding to speak: The role of the journalist in helping reluctant witnesses speak out. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2006). Reporting disasters: ethical considerations for journalists when interviewing survivors. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). Tsunami news second to sex, money, murder.
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). India stung to form disaster agency. Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). Thugs prey on tsunami victims. Weekend Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2005). Emptiness and smell hit hard. Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2003). The truth about kids and dogs. (pp. 22 - 23). NZN Magazines
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2002). Marrying status no substitute for a man. (pp. 12 - 12). The Evening Post
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.
Hollings, JH. (2001). NZ's best kept jazz secret sensational. The Evening Post
[Other]Authored by: Hollings, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • French
    Last used: Occasionally
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Russian
    Last used: Occasionally
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

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