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Hamilton conference papers
The conference began with a computer-assisted research and reporting seminar, organised jointly with the JTO. Other highlights included sessions on investigative journalism, gender in the newsroom, writing skills, a study of Listener covers, shorthand, sports reporting, and reporting natural disasters.
Moderation and unit standards teams formed
New membership category
AUT Jeanz/JEA conference: Call for Papers
Themed “Journalism Downunder: the future of the media in the digital age”, the conference will feature keynote addresses, research paper presentations and panel discussions relating to the theme. Papers will also be accepted on other issues in the field of journalism education or the media in general.
It is hoped the conference will attract not only journalism educators from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim, but members of the media, students and all those with an interest in the interface between journalism education and the industry it serves. Conference details, accommodation and tourist information about Auckland is being added to the conference website.
Those who wish to have their papers refereed should send a 250 word abstract by email before September 1, 2006. Others should send their abstracts to reach organisers by October 1.
Email abstracts to: Allison Oosterman, Conference Convenor, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “JEANZ/JEA abstract” in your title. AO/AL
New editor needed for Intro
The only chapters updated since the book first appeared are the one on New Media by Nigel Horrocks, and the early chapter on the history/background of the newspaper industry. The photographic chapter was written in the days of film negatives, so that and probably most of the chapters involving changing technology (radio, TV, etc) need redoing.
Current editor Jim Tucker says his JTO job leaves no time for such a project. The new editor would probably need to write a few chapters, but the bulk of the task would be commissioning writers for all the other chapters and sub-editing the material.
Expressions of interest, via email, to the JTO before the end of February. JT/AL
Jeanz members to get copies of PJR
Two editions of PJR, published by Auckland University of Technology's School of Communication Studies, will be produced this year, the first scheduled for April focusing on gender issues. Jeanz will pay PJR $35 per copy for each member - a saving of $10 on the individual subscription price. PJR will publish a special edition containing selected papers from the 2005 JEA/JEANZ conference in April 2007. DR/AL
Incorporation on the cards
Te Waha Nui wins Ossie for best newspaper
The two-year-old publication won against four finalists from Australia and Fiji. All were print publications, although some included online editions.
Judge Wendy Page, producer of ABC TV’s Australian Story, said Te Waha Nui had broad appeal. “It provides good news stories and good features with broad appeal, and is well written. It’s clearly a huge commitment for student journalists to produce work of this calibre for a fortnightly publication.
“I think the standard is equal to, if not better than, many commercial newspapers. Te Waha Nui is not as glossy as some of the other publications, but the substance of the content won the day for me.”
Page highly commended a rival contender, The Point, a student-produced inner city community newspaper published by the University of Technology, Sydney.