CIRI - Creative Industries Research Institute

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The AUT Creative Industries Research Institute (CIRI) is a hub which weaves together the many creative strands running through the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

The Pacific Media Centre, one of five foundation research centres of CIRI, produced an extensive archive (2007-2020) of news and current affairs, articles, videos, book chapters and books by the PMC team and its group of associated international researchers. Its directory of peer-reviewed communication and media research abstracts is here:, and the research journal Pacific Journalism Review is at Tuwhera:


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    High Risks for Fiji Divers in Pacific Documentary 'Disturbing'
    (Pacific Media Centre, Creative Industries Research Institute, AUT University, 2016-03-06) Milligan, C
    This is a report from the Pacific International Documentary Festival 2016, held in Tahiti in January/February 2016. It discusses the festival and focuses on how documentary can draw attention to political issues in the Pacific, centring on the film 'Les Salaires des Profondeurs', a film which shows the lives and suffering of deep-sea divers working in Fiji.
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    MIJT 2010 conference papers and proceedings [Editorial]
    (Pacific Media Centre, 2011-01) Robie, D
    Conference proceedings of the Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology (MIJT) international conference at AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, on 4/5 December 2010. ISBN 978-1-877314-94-0. Published by the Pacific Media Centre. All conference abstracts were peer-reviewed for oral delivery; in addition full papers were peer-reviewed where indicated for the conference proceedings. Other papers were peer-refereed for the conference-related May 2011 edition of the Pacific Journalism Review (v17 n1) research journal.
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    Journalists at risk: news media perspectives
    (Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, 2010-05) Robie, D; Edwards, B; Field, M; Bennett, C; Stephenson, J
    On May 22, 2009, Massey University’s Wellington campus hosted many speakers addressing the conference on war reporting jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Media speakers included Television New Zealand’s Sunday programme reporter Cameron Bennett; Radio NZ political editor Brent Edwards; Fairfax NZ reporter Michael Field; Fairfax Media editorial development manager Clive Lind; Pacific Media Centre director and AUT University associate professor Dr David Robie; freelance foreign correspondent Jon Stephenson; and Radio NZ International news editor Walter Zweifel. Commentaries, in some cases transcribed from recordings of proceedings, have been abridged. This transcript was compiled by Massey journalism programme lecturer Alan Samson.
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    Reinventing muckraking [Editorial]
    (Creative Industries Research Institute, 2011-05) Robie, D
    Journalists need to be highly committed and determined when pursuing an issue in an investigative way because they inevitably will be confronted with considerable pressures. These pressures include resistance from publishers and editors due to time and resource constraints, threats from those under scrutiny and legal and contractual complications after publication or broadcast. Investigative journalists, particularly in New Zealand and the Pacific, where investigative journalism is in decline, risk being isolated when attempting vigorous Fourth Estate-styled reportage.
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    Globalisation ghosts and the gatekeepers [Book Review]
    (Pacific Media Centre, 2011-05) Robie, D
    A review of the second edition of the book 'Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered' by Kunda Dixit is presented. Dixit argues that his provocatively titled book encourages global journalists to be 'more attached' to the story on conflict, environment, development, poverty, deprivation or disaster. The reviewer suggests that the book was an inspiring, daunting and prophetic, insight into global journalism.
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