Nurturing resilient journalists: A Fiji case study of student news reporting in challenging Pacific environments

Keywords: case study, elections, Fiji, Fiji coups, learning outcomes, Pacific, practical training, student journalism, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara


This article examines the multifaceted learning experiences University of the South Pacific (USP) journalism students gain from practical training. It is the latest in a series of papers on applied learning and teaching at USP journalism. Applied training methods take into account the challenges of the Pacific news reporting terrain in which USP journalism graduates will operate once they start work. The article reiterates that the best way to condition future journalists for their work environment is to expose them to the elements. The article uses USP student journalists’ coverage of the 2018 and 2022 Fiji elections as background case studies of practical experience and learning outcomes.


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Author Biography

Geraldine Panapasa, The University of the South Pacific

Formerly with The University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme.


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How to Cite
Singh, S., & Panapasa, G. (2024). Nurturing resilient journalists: A Fiji case study of student news reporting in challenging Pacific environments. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 30(1and2), 189-204.