Pacific Media Watch

21 October 2016

AUDIO: NZ Research tool makes Pacific 'accessible'

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At the launch of Tuwhera: Director of learning and research services (AUT) Shari Hearne (left) with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor TJ Aumua and the Pacific Media Centre’s Advisory Board chair Camille Nakhid (far right). Image: PMC

TJ Aumua
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch/Asia Pacific Report) A Pacific media journal has been made available on a new online research platform, allowing Pacific research to become more accessible around the country and the world.

The Pacific Journalism Review is one of the journals that has been made accessible on Tuwhera.  This is a research site just launched by the Auckland University of Technology this month, and allows journal editors to have their work freely published online and available to the public.

The founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review and director of the Pacific Media Centre professor David Robie has edited the journal during its 22-year existence.

'tremendous step'

He said it is a “tremendous step forward” for the Pacific Journalism Review, whose readers have been asking for open access to the journal for a long time.

“Particularly in the South-Pacific and the Asia-Pacific region, to have open access to a journal such as ours is a really important step forward.”

The Pacific Journalism Review is published by the Pacific Media Centre. Globally, it is the only journal that publishes expert media research about the Pacific region.

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TJ Aumua

Pacific Media Watch editor

TJ Aumua is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Communication Studies with a major in journalism and a minor in screen writing. She also gained an Honours degree in Communication Studies in 2015.