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Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies

Programmes, courses and scholarships available

Pacific Media Centre

21 August, 2010

Reporting Europe and Asia-Pacific
Inclusive Journalism Initiative (IJI) is a mobility project between Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand), the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), the Danish School of Media and Journalism (Aarhuus, Denmark) and the Swedish School of Social Science(Helsinki, Finland). It involves development of journalism curriculum, exchange of students and staff and joint research.

IJI includes the 149118 Asia-Pacific Journalism postgraduate paper at AUT.

Scholarships and internships are available

The Pacific Media Centre has hosted students from AUT University, Canterbury University, Rennes University (France) and media industry groups. For formal degree internships and voluntary work experience opportunities, contact Associate Professor David Robie

Scholarships include:


Asian journalism fellowship
A fellowship for a promising young Asian journalist on postgraduate study or a journalist on a special assignment sponsored by the Asia New Zealand Foundation to be attached to the Pacific Media Centre.
Amount awarded - Tuition Fees
Closing date 20 January 2013
Terms of reference and application form

China Daily - AUT Exchange Programme and annual Jakarta internship
Since 2005, AUT's School of Communication Studies has been sending on average two students a year for three-month internships with the China in Beijing (and a China Daily staff person has been sponsored for one-semester studies at AUT) and a six-week internship at the Jakarta Post or Jakarta Globe. Preferences for these internships is given to students who complete the post-graduate Asia-Pacific Journalism course. The internships are organised by the Pacific Media Centre and sponsored by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Deadline: October 14
Terms of reference and application form

2011 winners

AUT and Pacific Islands Media Association Pasifika Communications Scholarship
These awards are sponsored and organised by AUTs School of Communication Studies and Office of Pasifika Advancement with the Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) for New Zealand resident Pacific Islanders seeking media qualifications. The scholarship is offered for 2012 to assist one undergraduate student in communication studies.
Amount Awarded - Tuition Fees (per semester basis)
Closing Date -19 January 2012

Terms of reference and application form

2011 winners

Asia-Pacific Journalism

Postgraduate Asia-Pacific Research Degrees

Bachelor of Communication Studies

Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism

Bachelor of Communication Studies

The media, communications and creative industries reach into every corner of society. Careers in this fast-growing field offer huge potential for graduates with the right training. AUT University’s Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) is New Zealand’s most sought after professional communications qualification. This degree gives students theoretical and practical experience over a wide range of communication fields.
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Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism
The Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism addresses the shortage of Pasifika journalists in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is suitable for people wishing to enter the media industry from another career or those already in the industry desiring a qualification. It will also appeal to students from the Pacific region as well as those in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The programme is enriched by Pasifika and Māori and other media elective papers.

Students take core papers within the Bachelor of Communication Studies in Journalism, which provide the necessary skills to prepare the student for professional journalism work. In addition, they take Pasifika media papers and are able to choose other electives that reflect particular interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The core papers include a media industry internship and study of a Pacific language.
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Postgraduate degrees
Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours)
Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies
Master of Communication Studies
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Supervision staff

Examples of current and recent postgraduate research in the PMC

Postgraduate Pacific journalism papers149118 Asia-Pacific Journalism
149118 Asia-Pacific Journalism

Course publishing outlet
Pacific Scoop is a new regional “hub” partnership venture between AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre and the independent news portal Scoop.
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More information on Communications and Journalism studies
AUT website communications study area


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The Pacific Media Centre - TE AMOKURA - at AUT University has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and community development.