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NZBS celebrates 20th birthday in style
The event coincided with NZBS's largest graduation ceremony: 52 former students received their Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree in person, with 25 others in absentia. The photo shows the graduands, along with journalism tutor Yvonne Densem (2nd from right), preparing to march to Christchurch Town Hall.
The conference, 'Back to the future', heard an address from Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey, with responses from Ian Fraser, CEO of TVNZ, and Brent Impey, CEO of CanWest NZ.
'Getting Ahead - Looking Ahead' was a panel discussion where former students spoke of their experiences at the school and the realities of the industry. Another debate asked, 'Has news gone too far towards infotainment, celebrities and trivia?'. This featured Bill Ralston (TVNZ), Joe Atkinson (Auckland University), Mark Jennings (3News) and Judy McGregor (Human Rights Commission). It led to a heated discussion about the role of the BSA and, inevitably, Corngate. (YD, AL)
New Maori Media course at WITT
Bonita, who is Nga Ruahine of South Taranaki, is a graduate of the WITT course (1999) who worked for the Bay News and Bay of Plenty Times before taking over the Hawera Star.
Her new course will start in July and lead graduates into a new study pathway at WITT. Based on the concept of a Centre for Applied Media, the new programmes will include photojournalism.
Bonita has just won a scholarship to Columbia Journalism School in New York to study under the auspices of Columbia's Race Project, which funds research into how media cover race issues. She will look at comparisons between Maori media in Aotearoa and US minority media, eg Black American, Latino and Native American communities. She takes up the scholarship in June. (JT)
Robie receives PhD at Fiji graduation ceremony
David is joined by two of his former students, Laura Robinson (Fiji, left) and Akka Rimon (Kiribati), who both graduated with a BA in Journalism.
David's thesis is titled Journalism Education in the South Pacific, 1975-2003: Politics, Policy and Practice. Thesis abstract.
Full graduation story (Wansolwara Online). (AL/DR)
JTO in plan to revamp Solomons broadcasting
The services of the SIBC, which are regarded as the key communication tools in the islands, have suffered greatly from the social and political instability over the past few years.
Senior RNZ executive Terry Brown (former head of Radio Australia and a JTO council member) visited Honiara for a fortnight to talk with radio staff and community groups and is now drawing up the restructuring plan. The project involved former Whitireia Polytechnic radio tutor Cathy Strong, who did three weeks of intensive training for the SIBC's news and production staff. (BS)
New photojournalism unit standards
Waiariki and AUT courses join forces in Rotorua hui
After an encounter with the hikoi on its way south, students met at Waiariki's Tangatarua Marae.
They heard speakers including Dr Jill Chrisp and Marama Davidson of the Human Rights Commission; Doug Tamaki of Tamaki Tours; Bay of Plenty MP Tony Ryall; the head of Waiariki's School of Maori Studies, Ngahi Bidois; and Wena Harawira, of the Maori Journalists Organisation (KTR).
Waiariki programme leader Annabel Schuler says her School's programme is prospering, spurred by the advent of MTS and the growth in Maori media. The School trains Maori and non-Maori journalists wanting to work in the Maori environment. Its 18-month programme has papers on Reporting on Marae, feature writing in the Maori area, plus sessions in Te Reo and tikanga.
Annabel teaches the core journalism subjects and contract tutors cover the specialist areas. Maramena Roderick will come in to teach reporting on marae and feature writing. (AL/AS)
WITT introduces online journalism course
Graduates from that will be accepted into the distance learning version of the National Diploma in Journalism in July. The programme is divided into six courses that will take about three years to cover part-time. (JT)
AUT recruits journalist from The Age
Denise worked for the Evening Post and NBR before heading to Sydney in 1987 as NBR's Australian correspondent. There she wrote for titles including The Times on Sunday and BRW. After a stint as NBR's political editor, she was approached to be the founding business editor of the Sunday Age. “I moved to Melbourne for a year … and stayed 14. As my students will find, journalism is never dull.” (AL/DR)
PJR call for papers
The editors say this edition will explore/critique the concept of the ‘public sphere' in relation to notions of identity, place, community, indigeneity and journalism practices in the Asia-Pacific region. For details of the types of contributions the editors are seeking, see Call for Papers on the journal's site.
The journal has four main sections: research articles (3000-6000 words), commentaries (1500-3000 words), reviews (500-1000 words) and forum contributions (up to 800 words).
The submission deadline for Vol 11 is September 30, 2004 . Please send abstracts and articles as email attachments to: Dr Barry King (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Ian Goodwin (Ian.email@example.com).
Call for papers: PJR ''Media Ownership and Democracy' (Vol 10) edition September 2004. Submission deadline May 31.
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