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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: Balasubramanian, R., 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: Balasubramanian, R., 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, 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.

Book

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.

Conference

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.

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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