Pacific Journalism Review has launched a new website archiving regional media research dating back almost two decades. It is a digitally enhanced site taking over from the old site established by AUT University five years ago.
The website was designed by specialist Oceania publisher Tony Murrow and Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie. “The journal, the only journalism-based research publication in New Zealand and the Pacific, has come a long way since it was founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994,” said Dr Robie, who is also the editor.The journal was later published by the University of the South Pacific before finding a permanent home in New Zealand and being relaunched at AUT in 2003. Pacific Journalism Review encouraged the careers of several young Pacific political cartoonists such as Campion Ohasio of the Solomon Islands. It has also published investigative journalism over the years and in the latest October edition published two major special reports on Pacific media freedom and New Zealand globalised media ownership.