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Media, investigative journalism and technology 2010 conference

Event date and time: 
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 09:00 - Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 23:59

Practitioners, journalists, academics, researchers and students participated in a Fourth Estate “conversation” at the inaugural Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology Conference 2010.

The MIJT conference was held at AUT University in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, from December 4-5, 2010. Visit the coverage stories and multimedia here.

This international conference was dedicated to exploring investigative journalism and documentary techniques, methodologies and technologies of critical value to public interest issues and to identify and support journalists, photographers and film makers facing pressures and obstacles.

Pressures faced by investigative journalists include resistance from publishers, editors – due to time and resource constraints – and also post-publication issues such as legal and related to contacts. Investigative journalists risk being isolated where a professional media environment fails to encourage probing Fourth Estate-style reportage.

TapaIt is hoped that a legacy of the conference will be the establishment of a collaborative and supportive group dedicated to investigative journalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Academic papers were be peer-reviewed. Papers and presentations (commentaries) from the conference are currently being prepared for publication in  the online conference proceedings or double blind peer-reviewed special edition of the Pacific Journalism Review in May 2011.

South Pacific and diversity investigation case studies are included in this collection along with a broader range of papers on media and democracy.

Keynote speakers included Kunda Dixit, a leading Asia-Pacific investigative journalist, and Professor Wendy Bacon, director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

For information of conference proceedings and PJR, contact the editor: Associate Professor David Robie.

Abstracts and conference proceedings papers

Conference on AUT website
Conference website

Call for papers
Keynote speakers

Coverage of stories and speakers


Conference sponsors

MJIT sponsors