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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/


Contact details

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


  • PhD - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

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


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)


Journalism, witnesses, writing, editing.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Consultancy and 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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