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Associate Professor Margie Comrie

Senior Tutor

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Adult Literacy and Employment Research Project of which I was an objective leader won the Massey Wellington Campus 10th Anniversary Research Award for most defining research of the decade within the College of Business. From: Massey University - (2009)
  • 2003: College of Business Academy of Business Research Fund. (leader with Susan Fountaine & David Mundell) $20,000 for 'A Charter in TVNZ news'. This was a highly competitive round for funds to support strategic research initiatives. Outputs include 3 journal and 3 refereed conference papers and a book chapter. From: Masssey University - (2003)
  • 2003: College of Business International Research and Development Fund $1000 to present two papers at the ANZCA 2003 conference communication and Diversity at QUT, Brisbane. From: Massey University - (2003)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Political communication; television news; public service media; gender and media; health communication, adult liiteracy, science communication and public consultation.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Project Title: Health literacy and communicating immunisation information to decision-makers

This pilot study investigated the impact that illustrations have on delivering immunisation information to immunisation decisions-makers who are of differing health literacy levels.  It had six objectives: (a) to develop illustrative tools that form the intervention of the study; (b) to describe factors that influence immunisation decision making processes of decision-makers with differing levels of functional health literacy; (c) to determine if recall of immunisation information was improved by the illustrations; (d) to determine if the illustrations improved comprehension of immunisation information; (e) to report on the outcomes in relation to immunisation uptake at six weeks and three months; (f) to evaluate the illustrations and suggest recommendations for modifications. This pilot intervention study included qualitative interviews, quantitative assessment, and focus groups. Enhanced immunisation information recall, comprehension and improved immunisation rates were predicted benefits of this study, alongside illustrative models available for use nationally.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2010

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Project Title: Literacy & Employment

Researchers from the Adult Literacy and Communication Research (ALCR) Group at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, in partnership with the Wanganui District Library, undertook a major longitudinal research project funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, focusing on adult literacy and employment in Whanganui and Districts. Through a series of interlinked research projects we aimed to achieve the following four objectives: 1. To establish adult literacy needs of both employed and unemployed in Whanganui and Districts region. 2. To identify the social, attitudinal and economic barriers to adult literacy, numeracy and analytical thinking skills of employed and unemployed in Whanganui and Districts. 3. To evaluate how effectively adult literacy programmes secure employment outcomes. 4. To examine adult literacy learning processes and their relationship to employment. The Whanganui project group added their own further objectives, specific to gaining tangible benefits for Whanganui. These included: 1. Achieving positive, tangible and practical outcomes for the Whanganui community, with a well-researched plan of action for medium-long term 2005-2015 to address identified issues relating to literacy 2. Establishing a database of meaningful, relevant information relating to the links between literacy and employment in Whanganui and identify links to other social issues e.g. crime, health, and housing; and providing benchmarks to measure future progress 3. Developing collaboration between agencies within the Whanganui region, to strengthen the community and social infrastructure for future work and projects 4. Building the research capacity within Whanganui.
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Date Range: 2004 - 2007

Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

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Research Outputs

Journal

Tilley, E., Murray, N., Watson, B., & Comrie, M. (2014). New views on a 'Stuck' issue: Communicating about childhood immunisation in Aotearoa New Zealand. Media International Australia. (152), 40-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E.
Comrie, MA. (2014). Insider’s view of nuclear free NZ’s ‘people power’. Pacific Journalism Review. 20(1), 253-255
[Book Review]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2013). Jordan-Meier, J. (2011). The four stages of highly effective crisis management: how to manage the media in the digital age. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Reviewed by: Margie Comrie. PRism Online PR Journal. 9(1)Retreived from http://www.prismjournal.org/vol9_1.html
[Book Review]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Cokley, J., & Comrie, MA. (2013). People who move and need news: The economic and social value of providing digital journalism services for mobile and remote audiences.. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. 1(1), 1-18 Retrieved from http://telsoc.org/ajtde/2013-11-v1-n1/a1
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M., & McMillan, K. (2013). Running on the spot: NZ's record in news media gender equity. Pacific Journalism Review. 19(2), 196-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2012). Double Vision: Election News Coverage on Mainstream and Indigenous Television in New Zealand. International Journal of Press/Politics. 17(3), 275-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Ross, K., & Comrie, M. (2012). The rules of the (leadership) game: Gender, politics and news. Journalism. 13(8), 969-984
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, F., & Comrie, M. (2010). Pathway to rehabilitation - prisoners’ use of a public library. Australian Library Journal. 59(4), 169-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., & Murray, N. (2009). Life-skills and literacy: Employers perspectives on staff learning needs. The International Journal of Learning. 16(9), 387-400 Retrieved from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Neilson, D., Watson, B., & Sligo, F. (2008). Teaching beyond literacy: The challenge faced by literacy practitioners. The International Journal of Learning. 15(7), 37-45 Retrieved from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.1837
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Mackay, D., & Comrie, M. (2008). Testing times: Kiwi journalists and the military. Pacific Journalism Review. 14(1), 46-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, F., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Sharp, C., & Sligo, F. (2007). Fostering an action research project to promote family learning in a New Zealand primary school. The International Journal of Learning. 14(8), 235-243 Retrieved from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.1484
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Syder, M., Comrie, M., Murray, N., & Sligo, F. (2007). Stepping through the looking glass: A vocational literacy action research project focusing on self-reflection. New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning. 35(2), 61-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Culligan, N., Comrie, M., & Sligo, F. (2006). School to work transition. International Journal of Learning. 13(8), 69-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Jordan, A., & Comrie, M. (2006). Txt sux? Texting and other forms of communication in local government consultation. Communication Journal of New Zealand - He Kohinga Korereo. 6(1), 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Sligo, F. (2006). Adult literacy providers and lifelong learning. The International Journal of Learning. 13(2), 169-176 Retrieved from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.999
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). 'Knowing' through the news. International Journal of the Humanities. 3(8), 181-188 Retrieved from http://ijm.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.708
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Olsson, SC. (2006). Towards a knowledge economy or 'bottom of the barrel syndrome'?: Perceptions of the relationship between employment literacy in Wanganui, New Zealand. International Journal of the Humanities. 3(2), 139-149 Retrieved from http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.499
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., Murray, N., & Tilley, E. (2006). Adult literacy and employment in Wanganui: An initial exploration of the dimensions. New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning. 34(1), 48-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, MA., & Culligan, NS. (2006). Employees need the write stuff. Employment Today. (110), 26-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2005). On-screen politics: The tvnz charter and coverage of political news. Political Science. 57(2), 29-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Cheyne, C., & Comrie, M. (2005). Empowerment or encumbrance? Exercising the STV option for local authority elections in New Zealand. Local Government Studies. 31(2), 185-204
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M.
McLeay, E., & Comrie, MA. (2005). Women and the election: Policies and perceptions. Women Talking Politics: Newsletter of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Women and Politics Network. (4), 11-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Fountaine, S., Comrie, M., & Cheyne, C. (2005). Empty heartland: The absent regions on New Zealand television. Media International Australia: Culture and Policy. (117: A Clever Little Country? Cultural Change and Identity in New Zealand), 100-109 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=013441040081317;res=IELLCC
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2005). Retrieving public service broadcasting: Treading a fine line at TVNZ. Media, Culture and Society. 27(1), 101-118+121
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Cheyne, C., & Comrie, M. (2002). Enhanced legitimacy for local authority decision making: Challenges, setbacks and innovation. Policy and Politics. 30(4), 469-482
[Journal article]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M.
Comrie, M., Gillies, A., & Day, M. (2002). The Maori electoral option campaign: Problems of measuring 'success'. Political Science. 54(2), 45-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2001). Saying is believing.. The New Zealand medical journal. 114(1124), 16-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
McGregor, J., Fountaine, S., & Comrie, M. (2000). From Contest to Content: The Impact of Public Journalism on New Zealand Election Campaign Coverage. Political Communication. 17(2), 133-148
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M. (2000). Communication and community: Two experiences of consultation. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal. 2(1), 21-34 Retrieved from http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/apprj/vol2no1.php#2
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2000). Mussel-bound: The New Zealand media and the launch of Lyprinol. International Communication Bulletin. 35(3-4), 12-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M.

Book

Comrie, MA. (2014). Newsgathering. In GD. Hannis (Ed.) INTRO - A beginner's guide to journalism in 21st century Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 17 - 30). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, FA., Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2013). Daring to define literacy in the 21st century. In A. Pandian, C. Liew Ching Ling, D. Tan Ai Lin, J. Muniandy, L. Bee Choo, & T. Chwee Hiang (Eds.) New literacies: Reconstructing education and language. (pp. 1 - 19). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Fountaine, S., & Comrie, MA. (2013). New Zealand media coverage of women and women politicians. In B. Bahador, G. Kemp, K. McMillan, & C. Rudd (Eds.) Politics and the media. (pp. 272 - 285). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Vaccarino, FA., & Comrie, M. (2013). Exploring the interconnections between literacy, education, employment and the library in a prison’s self-care unit. In A. Pandian, C. Liew Ching Ling, D. Tan Ai Lin, J. Muniandy, L. Bee Choo, & T. Chwee Hiang (Eds.) New literacies: Reconstructing language and education. (pp. 318 - 332). Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, MA., Tilley, E., Watson, E., & Murray, N. (2012). Communicating about childhood immunization: New insights from Aotearoa/New Zealand. In BR. Bates, & R. Ahmed (Eds.) Medical communication in clinical contexts. (pp. 231 - 251). Iowa, United States of America: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E.
Comrie, MA. (2012). Politics, power and political journalists. In M. Hirst, S. Phelan, & V. Rupar (Eds.) Scooped: The politics and power of journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 114 - 128). New Zealand: AUT Media
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M., & Venables, D. (2010). Public journalism, kiwi style: Lingering echoes of a big bang. In International Journalism and Democracy: Civic Engagement Models from Around the World. (pp. 75 - 90).
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2009). The election campaign on television news. In C. Rudd, J. Hayward, & G. Craig (Eds.) Informing voters? Politics, media and the New Zealand election 2008. (pp. 33 - 50). New Zealand: Pearson New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2006). The media and leadership. In R. Miller, & M. Mintrom (Eds.) Political leadership in New Zealand. (pp. 175 - 195). New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Sligo, F., & Comrie, M. (2006). Towards building a community of common purpose in a research programme exploring the literacy and employment nexus. In EM. Bermudez, & LR. Miyares (Eds.) Linguistics in the twenty first century. (pp. 387 - 395). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Press in cooperation with Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Sligo, F.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). Tagasi tulevikku Uus-Meremaal: Kas 'kolmanda voimaluse' kompromiss suudab taaselustada avalik-oiguslikku ringhaalingut?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Muutuste kursil: Avalik-oiguslik ringhaaling Euroopa meediamaastikul. (pp. 133 - 145). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). La Nouvelle-Zelande face a l'eternal retour de la RSP: la 'troisieme voie' peut-elle compromettre la relance de la radiodiffusion de service public?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Faire la Difference. (pp. 167 - 185). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., & Fountaine, S. (2006). Back to the future in New Zealand: Can a 'third way' compromise reinvigorate public service broadcasting?. In CS. Nissen (Ed.) Making a difference: Public service broadcasting in the European media landscape. (pp. 147 - 162). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Norris, P., & Comrie, MA. (2005). Changes in radio news 1994-2004. In K. Neill, & MW. Shanahan (Eds.) The Great New Zealand Radio Experiment. (pp. 175 - 194). Southbank, VIC: Thompson/Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005). Through a distanced lens: New Zealand's coverage of the Iraq conflict. In SA. Nohrstedt, & R. Ottosen (Eds.) Global War - Local Views: Media Images of the Iraq War. (pp. 245 - 261). Goteborg, Sweden: Nordicom
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, M., Olsson, S., Sligo, F., Murray, N., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F., . . . Franklin, J.(2005). Perceptions, needs and issues: A discussion paper. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Comrie, M., Olsson, S., Murray, N., & Tilley, E.(2005). Barriers to Adult Literacy: A discussion paper. Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Comrie, MA. (2005). Public relations. In F. Sligo, & R. Bathurst (Eds.) Communication in the New Zealand Workplace: Theory and Practice. (pp. 131 - 143). Wellington, NZ: Software Technology New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2005). Gaining government support: Life sciences network and the GE issue. In C. Galloway, & K. Kwansah Aidoo (Eds.) Public Relations Issues and Crisis Management. (pp. 25 - 40). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Social Science Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
McGregor, ., J, ., & Eds, CM. (Eds.) (2002). What's news? Reclaiming journalism in New Zealand. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Comrie, M.
McGregor, J., O'Leary, E., Fountaine, SL., & Comrie, MA. (2002). Local government and news. In JD. Ed (Ed.) Empowering communities? Representation and participation in New Zealand's Local Government. (pp. 98 - 115). Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Cheyne, CM., & Comrie, MA. (2002). Involving citizens in local government: expanding the use of deliberative processes. In JD. Ed (Ed.) Empowering Communities? Representation and Participation in New Zealand's Local Government. (pp. 156 - 186). Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2002). Spin in the news. In J. McGregor, & MC. Eds (Eds.) What's news? Reclaiming journalism in New Zealand. (pp. 158 - 172). Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2001). Compuchip. In GE. Ed (Ed.) Human resource management in action: Contemporary New Zealand cases. (pp. 158 - 159). Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M.

Report

Comrie, M., Murray, N., Watson, B., Tilley, E., Sligo, F., & Handley, J. (2010). Communicating infant immunisation information: Resource development and evaluation. Adult Literacy and Communication Research Group, School of Communication, Journalsim and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Watson, B., Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F. (2010). Modern apprentices literacy learning: A formative evaluation. Department of Labour.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Franklin, J., & Sligo, F. (2009). A case study exploring the interconnections between literacy, employment and the library in Wanganui Prison's self-care units: The Wanganui adult literacy and employment project. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Watson, B., Neilson, D., Murray, N., Dempsey, B., Sligo, F., Comrie, M., . . . Vaccarino, F. (2007). Literacy provision and employment: Perspectives of secondary school teachers, employers, and adult literacy practitioners. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Watson, B., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Tilley, E. (2007). Lifelong literacy: Issues of strategy. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Fountaine, S., & Watson, B. (2007). Media literacy information in New Zealand: A comparative assessment of current data in relation to adults. Broadcasting Standards Authority.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Comrie, M., Murray, N., & Sligo, F. (2007). Action research reflections: The Wanganui adult literacy and employment project. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, E., Sligo, F., Shearer, F., Comrie, M., Murray, N., Franklin, J., . . . Watson, B. (2007). Voices: First-hand experiences of adult literacy learning and employment in Wanganui. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, E., Comrie, M., Watson, B., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Franklin, J., . . . Vaccarino, F. (2006). Perspectives of adult literacy learners 2004-2006: A report from the adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Tilley, E., Neilson, D., Murray, N., Sligo, F., & Vaccarino, F. (2006). The wider voice: Wanganui community perspectives on adult literacy and employment 2005-2006. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Comrie, M., Murray, N., & Sligo, F. (2006). Action research initiatives: The Wanganui adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Neilson, D., Culligan, N., Watson, B., Comrie, M., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F., . . . Franklin, J. (2006). Perspectives of Wanganui employers and providers of adult literacy services 2005-2006: A report from the Wanganui adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Culligan, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., & Franklin, J. (2006). Common threads: A report for the Wanganui community on the first stages of the adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Franklin, J., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2006). Wanganui's enhanced task force green: Opportunities for those seeking work. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, J. (2006). Tipping points: Nodes of change for adult literacy and employment. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Culligan, N., Comrie, M., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, J. (2006). In their own words: Policy implications from the Wanganui adult literacy and employment research programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Franklin, J., Olsson, S., Comrie, M., Sligo, F., Murray, N., Tilley, E., . . . Vaccarino, F.(2005). Wanganui and districts employers' perspectives on literacy and employment. New Zealand: Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.

Conference

Ashwell, D., Comrie, M., & Feetham, PM.The changing ways New Zealanders are finding out about science. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ashwell, D., Comrie, M., Feetham, P.
Comrie, MA., Ashwell, D., & Feetham, P. (2013). Science information in the digital world: The Internet versus the mass media. In ANZCA 2013 conference program(pp. 74 - 75). , Australia New Zealand Communication Association: Global Networks - Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2013). Local Heroes: Can smaller papers make a difference to coverage in a national election?. In ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2013(pp. 1 - 11). , Australia New Zealand Communication Association: Global Networks - Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2012, November). Does “local” still matter? The Manawatu Standard’s coverage of Election 2011. Presented at NZPSA (New Zealand Political Studies Association) Conference 2012. Victoria University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Feetham, P., Wright, M., Comrie, M., & Teagle, D. (2012, December). Public reaction to climate geoengineering: An exploratory study. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy [ANZMAC] Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Feetham, P.
Feetham, P., Wright, M., Comrie, M., & Teagle, D. (2012). Public reaction to climate geoengineering: An exploratory study. In R. Lee (Ed.) Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy [ANZMAC] Conference. (pp. 1 - 7). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy [ANZMAC] Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Feetham, P.
Comrie, M. (2012). Does 'local'still matter? The Manawatu Standard's coverage of election 2011. In NZPSA 2012 Conference Abstracts(pp. 15 - 15). , New Zealand Political Studies Association [NZPSA] Conference New Zealand: New Zealand Political Studies Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2012, November). Does 'local' skill matter? The Manawatu Standard's coverage of election 2011. Presented at 2012 New Zealand Political Studies Association [NZPSA] Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2010). Community of practice as barrier to knowledge and skills: The case of apprentices' learning. In K. McCallum (Ed.) Media Democracy and Change: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2010. (pp. 1 - 14). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Media, Democracy and Change
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Comrie, M., & Murray, N.Life-skills and literacy: Employers' perspectives on staff learning needs.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Comrie, MA., Murray, NS., Handley, J., & Waldon, J. (2009, November). Developing immunisation communication tools: A community-university liaison project. Presented at National Immunisation Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Comrie, M. (2009). The people's voice? The one news election roadtrip 08. In T. Flew (Ed.) Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Austrlian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009. (pp. 546 - 561). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2008). Helengrad and other epithets: Aspects of Helen Clark's third term media coverage. Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2008. (pp. 1 - 14). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Power and Place
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2008). The impact of public journalism on local election coverage in 2007. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association NZPSA Conference. (pp. 1 - 13).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Sligo, F., Tilley, EN., Culligan, N., Comrie, MA., & Vaccarino, FA. (2007). Place people and voice: creating and communicating expressive content via cartoons. Proceedings of Australian New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Mackay, D., & Comrie, M. (2007, December). Testing times Kiwi journalists and the military. Presented at Journalism Education Association of New Zealand [JEANZ] Conference: The future for the mainstream: The changing demands on journalists and the challenge for journalism educators. Wellingotn, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., Comrie, M., & Murray, N. (2007). Adult literacy education: Pathways to citizenship in personal communities. In A. Pandian, & M. Kell (Eds.) Literacy: Diverse Perspectives and Pointers for Practice. Proceedings of LITCON 2007: International Conference on Literacy. (pp. 340 - 353). Malaysia: LITCON International Conference on Literacy 2007: Literacy and Citizenship: Pathways to Sustainable Education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Patrick, S., Comrie, M., Dempsey, B., Harrison, G., Murray, N., . . . Vaccarino, F. (2007). Community and university research: Consultation and collaboration. In International Adult Literacy Conference: Programme and Abstracts Online(pp. 2 - 2). , International Adult Literacy Conference New Zealand: Workbase Ltd
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Vaccarino, F.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2007). Challenges of adult literacy teaching: Views of training providers and their students. In E. Gray, & L. Emerson (Eds.) Proceedings of the Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006. (pp. 105 - 118). New Zealand: Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.Edited by: Emerson, L.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Murray, N. (2007). Learning from and with the community: Creating methodology in the adult literacy and employment project. In E. Gray, & L. Emerson (Eds.) Proceedings of the Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006. (pp. 68 - 79). New Zealand: Tertiary Writing Network Coloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.Edited by: Emerson, L.
Comrie, M. (2007, August). Keyed up for leadership change? Media reporting of early polls and the permanent campaign in New Zealand. Presented at The New Zealand Political Studies Association [NZPSA] Conference: 60 Years of New Zealand Independence. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, F., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2007). Cogitating on our roles as collaborators in participatory action research community-based projects. In E. Gray, & L. Emerson (Eds.) Proceedings of the Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006. (pp. 213 - 223). New Zealand: Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.Edited by: Emerson, L.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, BJ. (2007, January). Picturing words: Illustration-based research feedback to persons of low literacy. Presented at 10th International Symposium on Social Communication. Santiago de Cuba.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Culligan, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, BJ. (2007). Picturing words: Illustration-based research feedback to persons of low literacy. In LR. Miyares, AM. Alvarado, & CA. Moreno (Eds.) ACTAS 1: X Simposio International Comunicacion Social. (pp. 168 - 172). Cuba: 10th International Symposium on Social Communication
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2006, December). Challenges of adult literacy teaching: Views of training providers and their students. Presented at Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Murray, N. (2006, December). Learning from and with the community: Creating methodology in the adult literacy and employment project. Presented at Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, F., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2006, December). Cogitating on our roles as collaborators in participatory action research community-based projects. Presented at Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Murray, N. (2006). Learning from and with the community: Creating methodology in the adult literacy and employment project. In Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006: Programme and Abstract Book(pp. 50 - 50). , Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006 New Zealand: Tertiary Writing Network
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M. (2006). A roadblock on the third way to public broadcasting?. In NZPSA Conference Abstract Book 06(pp. 11 - 11). , New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference New Zealand: School of Political Science and Communication, University of Canterbury
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL.(2005). Knowing through the news: The information content of TVNZ news. . University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005). Who is making the news?. In C. Mills, & DM. Eds (Eds.) Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2005. (pp. unpaged). Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005, August). Knowing through the news: The information content of TVNZ news. Presented at The Third International Conference on New Directions in Humanities. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Sligo, FX., & Comrie, MA. (2005). Towards building a community of common purpose in a research programme exploring the literacy and employment nexus. Ninth International Symposium on Social Communication. (pp. 515 - 518). Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Sligo, F.
Cheyne, CM., & Comrie, MA. (2005, March). Out of lunch? Local media and the 2004 local elections. Presented at Seminar on Local Government Legislation: An Inital Evaluation. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M.
Olsson, SC., & Comrie, MA. (2005). The unacknowledged divide: Perceptions of literacy and communication needs in the workplace. In C. Mills, & DM. Eds (Eds.) Communication at Work: Showcasing Communication Scholarship: (Publication of the Annual Meeting of the Australia New Zealand Communication Association). (pp. 1 - 13). Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2005, July). Who is making the news?. Presented at Communication at Work: Showcasing Communication Scholarship: Annual Meeting of the Australia New Zealand Communication Association. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2004, July). Under investigation: The fate of current affairs under a Public Service Charter. Presented at Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2004). Under investigation: The fate of current affairs under a public service charter. International Journal of the Humanities. (pp. 1221 - 1227). : 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Olsson, SC. (2003). Talking the talk?: Reconfiguring narratives of consultation in local government. (pp. 1 - 20). , 2003 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Brisbane, QLD: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and Queensland University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA., & Fountaine, SL. (2003). Chartering change? The potential and pitfalls of reintroducing public service broadcasting to TVNZ. In C. Hatcher, T. Flew, & JJ. Eds (Eds.) Austrialian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Fountaine, S.
Comrie, MA., & Olsson, SC. (2003, July). Talking the talk?: Reconfiguring narratives of consultation in local government. Presented at 2003 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Cheyne, CM., & Comrie, MA. (2003, April). Empowerment or encumbrance?: Exercising the STV option. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association 2003 Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cheyne, C., Comrie, M.
Williams, J., Comrie, MA., & Sligo, FX. (2001). Walking the path with new parents. In T. Eardley, & BB. Eds (Eds.) National Social Policy Conference 2001: Completing Visions. (pp. 422 - 442). Sydney, NSW
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Sligo, F.
Comrie, MA., Cleland, J., Pajo, KB., & Podd, JV. (2000, March). Opportunities and obstacles: Web-based technology and distance education. Presented at International Conference on Learning with Technology. Does technology make a difference?. Philadelphia, PA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Cleland, J., Comrie, MA., Pajo, KB., & Podd, JV. (2000). Taking to technology: Implications for 'second chance' distance education. Distance Education: An Open Question?. (pp. unpaged). Adelaide, SA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Pajo, KB., Clelland, J., Comrie, MA., & Podd, JV. (2000). Technology and distance education: Factoring end-users into the equation. 19th Annual Research Conference 21st Century Workplaces. (pp. 121 - 137).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA., Pajo, KB., Cleland, J., & Podd, JV. (2000). Opportunities and Obstacles: Web-based technology and distance education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning with Technology: Temple University. (pp. 1 - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Cleland, J., Comrie, MA., Pajo, KB., & Podd, JV. (2000). Taking to technology: Implications for 'second chance' distance education. Proceedings of the international conference Distance Education: An Open Question?. (pp. 1 - 10).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Pajo, KB., Cleland, J., Comrie, MA., & Podd, JV. (2000, February). Technology and distance education: Factoring end-users into the equation. Presented at The Nineteenth Annual Research Conference: 21st Century Workplaces: Vision to Vitality. Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto,Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.

Other

Comrie, MA. (2013, May). The Manawatu Standard and the contest for Palmerston North in the 2011 Election.. In Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Vaccarino, F., & Comrie, M. (2012, May). Public libraries and prisoner rehabilitation. In Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F.
Vaccarino, FA., & Comrie, M. (2012, May). Public Libraries and prisoner rehabilitation.. In Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Murray, NS., & Comrie, MA. (2010). Talking about immunisation: A community-based project. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Comrie, MA. (2010, April). The media: The power to influence our lives. In The Civil Society. Presented at Te Manawa Science Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Stafford, K., Tuffin, K., & Comrie, M. (2009, October). The qualities of a good supervisor. In Graduate Research School- Supervisors Workshop, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Stafford, K., Tuffin, K.
Sligo, FX., Murray, NS., Watson, B., Comrie, MA., Vaccarino, FA., & Tilley, EN. (2009, May). Apprentices literacy learning. In Department of Labour. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, MA. (2009). The peoples voice? The One News election roadtrip 08.. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Sligo, FX., Tilley, EN., Comrie, MA., Murray, NS., Vaccarino, FA., & Watson, BJ. (2009, November). Two worlds: Modern apprentices and the chasm between trade and literacy aspirations. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M. (2006, May). Writing grant applications: Some pointers. In Training and Development Unit: Obtaining Internal Research Funding. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F. (2006, March). Adult literacy and employment in Wanganui. In ZONTA, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F.
Culligan, N., & Comrie, M. (2006, June). FRST literacy and employment programme: Participant interview findings. In YMCA Staff. Presented at Wanganui, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N.
Comrie, MA., Simpson, HV., & Pajo, KB. (2006, May). Evaluating grant applications: Case study exercise. In Obtaining Internal Research Funds. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2006, February). Getting students to write. In Training and Development Unit: Supervising Student Research. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2006, March). Developing your research career: Tips and strategies. In Establishing a Research Career, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2006, March). Getting finished and delivering outputs. In Training and Development Unit: Establishing a Research Career. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA. (2006). RNZ 'Mediawatch' interview. Radio New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, M. (2006, May). Obtaining FRST grant funding. In Training and Development Unit: Obtaining External Research Funds. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Sligo, F., Culligan, N., & Comrie, M. (2006, May). Potential policy implications: The Wanganui adult literacy and employment programme. In Wanganui PTE Meeting. Presented at Wanganui, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F.
Culligan, N., Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F. (2006, April). FRST literacy and employment programme: Participant interview findings. In Ag Challenge Staff. Presented at Wanganui, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Culligan, N., & Vaccarino, F. (2006, February). FRST literacy and employment programme: Participant interview findings. In Land Based Training staff. Presented at Wanganui, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Comrie, M., & Culligan, N. (2006, April). Trends and directions: The literacy and employment programme. In Learning for Living Officials' Group. Presented at Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F.
Comrie, MA. (2004). Media influence: Agenda setter or follower?. New Zealand Leadership Institute
[Other]Authored by: Comrie, M.
Comrie, MA.The difficulties of creating democracy. Radio New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Comrie, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2011 - Catherine Alice Robinson Strong - PhD
    Female Journalists in New Zealand Daily Newspapers: From early career to gender gap in editorship
  • 2010 - Julia Georgina Quince - Doctor of Business and Administration
    New Zealand Crown Company Boards: Director perceptions of selection processes, board composition, director attributes and diversity

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Pamela May Feetham - PhD
    Using Marketing Concepts to Facilitate Upstream Public Engagement with Science
  • 2011 - Robert Lateef Khan - PhD
    A Study of Fiji Indian Migrants in NZ: Their Migration and Settlement Management and Experiences
  • 2003 - Ms Susan Lyndsey Fountaine - PhD
    Women, politics and the Media: the 1999 New Zealand General Election.

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