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Volume 20, Issue 2

'Failed' states and the environment

November, 2014

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THIS is the edition marking 20 years of publication of Pacific Journalism Review, first published at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994. The edition will be launched at the PJR conference "Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific" at AUT University in Auckland on November 27-29 and selected double peer-reviewed papers from this...

Volume 20, Issue 1

Investigative journalism trends

May, 2014

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Excerpt from the editorial: Professor Wendy Bacon: Journalism with integrity THIS IS the third issue Pacific Journalism Review has published on the theme of investigative journalism in recent years. Our first issue (PJR, 2011) followed the first regional Investigative Journalism conference held at the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University...

Volume 19, Issue 2

Celebrity and scandal

October, 2013

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THIS ISSUE of Pacific Journalism Review engages with the theme of the dynamics of fame in a small country. In contrast to the dominant focus in the newly emergent field of Celebrity Studies on celebrity as a global phenomenon, the emphasis in this issue is on the interface between the global and the local; on questions of how the distinctiveness...

Volume 19, Issue 1

Media and democracy in the Pacific

May, 2013

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THIS edition of Pacific Journalism Review is themed on the Media and Democracy in the South Pacific symposium held in Suva in September 2012. Hosted by the University of the South Pacific, the conference has provided most of the core papers for this issue, marking close to two decades of an independent research role in the region by this journal....

Volume 18, Issue 2

Rebuilding public trust in journalism

October, 2012

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Since the call for papers to the theme for this issue of the Pacific Journalism Review, more tumultuous events in journalism have unfolded dominated by the agonising restructure of the newspaper arms of media companies across the region. Hundreds of editorial jobs are on the line. The increasingly desperate search for the ‘new business model...

Volume 18, Issue 1

'Back to the source' investigative journalism

May, 2012

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The May 2012 edition of Pacific Journalism Review features a selection of research, commentaries, articles and transcripts from the “Back to the Source” investigative journalism conference at the University of Technology, Sydney, last September. It also features a new section on “Journalism as research” with articles on...

Volume 17, Issue 2

Media, cultural diversity and community

October, 2011

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The killing and abduction of journalists in West Papua has been highlighted in a special new report on Pacific media freedom over the past year by Pacific Journalism Review.  “By far the most serious case of media freedom violations in the Pacific is in Indonesian-ruled West Papua—far from public scrutiny,” says the journal...

Volume 17, Issue 1

New investigative journalism strategies

May, 2011

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Two leading investigative journalists who are also media educators have called on university journalism schools to pool their top student resources to undertake investigative journalism projects. They have also appealed to journalism schools to work collaboratively across institutions and borders to target major investigations. They present...

Volume 16, Issue 2

Media freedom in Oceania

October, 2010

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Most of the commentaries in the October 2010 edition (v16 n2) edition of Pacific Journalism Review were presented at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day conference hosted by the University of Queensland in Brisbane in May 2010. Authors include Papua New Guinea Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek, Pacific Freedom Forum coordinator Lisa Williams-Lahari...

Volume 16, Issue 1

Reporting wars

May, 2010

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Latest PJR poses 'price of freedom' challenge Editors, journalists and media researchers face the challenge of the “price of freedom” and the cost of reporting global conflict in the May 2011 edition of Pacific Journalism Review. Writing in the edition, Shooting Balibo author Tony Maniaty, who was...

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