• Disasters, cyclones and communication
    Vol 24 No 1 (2018)

    Editors: David Robie, Philip Cass, Khairiah A. Rahman, Shailendra Singh, Vissia Ita Yulianto and Hermin Indah Wahyuni

    This edition features a range of papers about narratives of disaster, social media and emergencies and climate change. It will also feature some papers from Pacific Ocean Pacific Climate: The Second Pacific Climate Change Conference hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand, on 21-23 February 2018. The editorial features a keynote address at the conference by 2010 Nobel Peace co-laureate Professor Elisabeth Holland of the University of the South Pacific. The edition is published in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) and IKAT: The Indonesian Journal for Southeast Asian Studies at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and also the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
    Associate editor and reviews editor: Philip Cass
    Design editor: Del Abcede
    Proof readers: Linnéa Eltes
    Cover: Pamela Valenzuela
    Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
    Print edition: Little Island Press

  • PJR23(2) cover Journalism education in Asia-Pacific
    Vol 23 No 2 (2017)

    Editors: David Robie and Philip Cass
    The themed core of this edition includes more peer-reviewed papers drawn from media educators and journalists at the JERAA/Pacific Media Centre/Media Educators Pacific preconference on July 13 and World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC2016) conference at Auckland University of Technology on 14-16 July 2016. Attendance by the Pacific delegation at WJEC was thanks to NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPC). This is a second volume of WJEC conference papers following on from 'Journalism Education in the Pacific', 22(2) 2016.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
    Associate editor and reviews editor: Philip Cass
    Design editor: Del Abcede
    Proof readers: Linnéa Eltes, Frances Nelson
    Cover: Pamela Valenzuela
    Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
    Print edition: Little Island Press

  • PJR23(1)Cover Climate change in Asia-Pacific
    Vol 23 No 1 (2017)

    Editors: David Robie, Chris Nash and Shailendra Singh

    Given that climate change is arguably the greatest threat facing the planet and where the impact will be particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, especially for the microstates of the Pacific, what is the role of the media and media education in the region? This edition of PJR - the first major volume of Asia-Pacific climate change media research - addresses these issues, and the editorial features the legacy of more than 25 years of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) investigations in climate change and social justice.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
    Associate editor and reviews editor: Philip Cass
    Design editor: Del Abcede
    Proof reader: Linnéa Eltes
    Cartoons: Malcolm Evans
    Cover: Pamela Valenzuela
    Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
    Print edition: Little Island Press

  • PJR 22(2) edition cover Journalism education in the Pacific
    Vol 22 No 2 (2016)

    Editors: Philip Cass, David Robie

    Featuring Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and Fourth World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC16) papers on the Pacific, a major research survey on the state of New Zealand journalism in 2015 and a Frontline report on a journalism school partnership with Indigenous community organisations in Western Australia.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

    Assistance for this edition from the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) and the National Commission of UNESCO.

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  • PJR 22(1) cover Endangered Journalists
    Vol 22 No 1 (2016)

    Editors: David Robie, Philip Cass

    Featuring Johnny Blades, Ricardo Morris, Jason MacLeod, Alexandra Wake, Paul Scott, Katherine Ellis, Janet Fulton, Georgios Terzis, Lee Duffield and others. Plus a Frontline Investigative journalism double - Interrogating Power, by Kayt Davies; and State Terrorism - a Pacific case study, by David Robie.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

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  • Documentary practice in the Asia-Pacific
    Vol 21 No 2 (2015)

    Editors: Barry King, Annie Goldson; David Robie (unthemed)

    In New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, particularly, there is a clear and present need for the practice of documentary in the tradition of civic activism. The following articles in this themed section explore the aesthetic and cultural dynamics of capturing popular struggles and how documentary makers respond in the field to rethink how to represent objectively new struggles and new contexts of real life. - Extract from Professor Barry King's editorial

    Frontline
    editor: Wendy Bacon

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  • PJR 21(1) Cover 20 Years Special Edition: Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific
    Vol 21 No 1 (2015)

    Editors: David Robie, Barry King, Philip Cass and Wendy Bacon

    PACIFIC JOURNALISM REVIEW is far more than a research journal. As an independent publication, it has given strong support to investigative journalism, socio-political journalism, political economy of the media, photojournalism and political cartooning in its two decades of publishing, which have all been strongly reflected in the character of the journal.

    An edition celebrating 20 years of publishing of PJR. This is a special book edition ISBN978-1-927184-29-5

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  • 'Failed' states and the environment
    Vol 20 No 2 (2014)

    Editors: David Robie, Lee Duffield

    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 symposium will be published in the birthday edition in May 2015.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

    This edition is published with the assistance of a grant from the New Zealand National Commission of UNESCO.

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  • Investigative journalism trends
    Vol 20 No 1 (2014)

    Editors: David Robie, Tom Morton and Wendy Bacon

    Excerpt from the editorial by Frontline editor 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 of Technology in December 2010. In that issue, we argued that universities and academic journalists have an important role to play in building a culture of investigative reporting in the region. This issue follows up on that suggestion by focusing particularly on investigative journalism produced in an academic context.

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

    This edition was a co-publication with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ).

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  • PJR19(2)C Cover Celebrity and scandal
    Vol 19 No 2 (2013)

    Editors: Barry King, Rosser Johnson; Allison Oosterman (unthemed)

    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 of national and local values fares when caught up in or of willingly imitating the circulation of global fame

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

    This edition was a co-publication with the Centre for Performance Research at AUT University.

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  • PJR19(1) May 2013 cover Media and democracy in the Pacific
    Vol 19 No 1 (2013)

    Editors: David Robie and Shailendra Singh

    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. The 2012 symposium followed two previous conferences held at AUT University in Auckland and USP in Suva in December 2010, covering topics ranging from investigative journalism and technology, peace journalism, democracy, social cohesion and various related themes.

    Excerpt from the editorial: Shailendra Singh and David Robie

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

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  • Rebuilding public trust in journalism
    Vol 18 No 2 (2012)

    Editors: Johan Lidberg, Chris Nash and David Robie

    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’ has been stepped up. But is the new model the only answer to the current plight of journalism? Are media proprietors paying enough attention to the fact that the business model is built on the public trusting the journalistic practices that sit at the heart of the media brands? Perhaps all stakeholders should pay closer attention to Conboy’s thoughts?

    Excerpt from the editorial: Johan Lidberg

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

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  • PJR18(1) May 2012 'Back to the source' investigative journalism
    Vol 18 No 1 (2012)

    Editors: Tom Morton, Wendy Bacon and David Robie

    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 investigations into two controversial mining sagas - West Papua’s Freeport mine at Grasberg and the Vale nickel refinery at Goro, New Caledonia. A review of Pacific media freedom reporting methodologies and an analysis of New Zealand's journalism school moderation system and accreditation are also included.

    Back to the Source @ UTS

    Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon

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  • Media, cultural diversity and community
    Vol 17 No 2 (2011)

    Editors: David Robie, Catriona Bonfiglioli and Wendy Bacon

    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 in an editorial.

    The 39-page report on the state of media freedom in the Pacific in 2011 notes that in August, in particular, “sustained repression has also hit the news media and journalists”.

    At least two journalists have been killed in West Papua, five abducted and 18 assaulted in the past year.

    West Papua has replaced Fiji as the most urgent media freedom issue in the region, says the journal. The report has been published just as regional protests have been voiced over the brutal suppression of a strike at the giant Freeport copper mine in the past week in which at least one person was reported shot dead.

    This free media report, compiled by Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Alex Perrottet and Pacific Media Centre director Dr David Robie with a team of contributors, including West Papua Media editor Nick Chesterfield, is the most comprehensive and robust media freedom dossier published in recent years.

  • New investigative journalism strategies
    Vol 17 No 1 (2011)

    Editors: David Robie and Rosser Johnson

    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 their case – including a proposal to set up a so-called UniMuckraker project for the Australia-NZ-Pacific region – in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review being published next week.

    Australian Bill Birnbauer of Monash University, who is a member of the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, proposed the UniMuckraker strategy for collaboration with a joint multimedia website in an article examining non-profit foundations and their support for investigative journalism in the US.