The life and times over 20 years with Pacific Journalism Review mini doco
Pacific Media Centre, Toktok
21 May, 2014
As third year Communications students majoring in Television and Screen Production here at AUT University, we were tasked to produce a corporate or community video for a client. The video I am producing is for Pacific Journalism Review, coincidentally and delightedly celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
There are 20 students in the major; hence 20 videos are currently being produced, each on a different topic. I chose to take on PJR for a few reasons. Firstly, I’ve known the editor, David Robie, and the designer, Del Abcede, for a number of years now.
Secondly, since my mother has started her PhD I’ve been getting more familiar with academic journals.
Lastly and most importantly, I wanted to produce something with significance – a video that can have importance and that can mean a whole lot more than a university assignment. This video will tell the story of Pacific Journalism Review’s life over 20 years and it will be a celebration of this momentous milestone.
It will be shown at the PJR 20th Anniversary Conference with the theme "Political Journalism in the Asia-Pacific" at AUT University on November 27/28/29. Later it will be made available on the PMC YouTube channel.