Pacific Media Watch

26 July 2017

GLOBAL: Pacific Journalism Review publishes special 'Asia-Pacific' climate change edition

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Pacific Journalism Review ... climate change and media research papers. Cover cartoon excerpt: Malcolm Evans

AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): With Fiji President Voreqe Bainimarama as president of the COP23 global climate change summit in Bonn in  November, it is timely for Pacific Journalism Review to publish the first collection of regional peer-reviewed research papers on Asia-Pacific climate and the media in the latest edition.

Thirteen climate change research articles have been included in this issue, along with three unthemed articles on topics ranging from defamation law in Australia to citizen journalism in South Korea.

Co-editors of the edition are Professor David Robie (Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre), Professor Chris Nash (Monash University, and Dr Shailendra Singh (University of the South Pacific). Editor of the Frontline (journalism-as-research) section is Professor Wendy Bacon and associate editor and reviews editor is Dr Philip Cass.

Cover cartoonist for the edition is New Zealand's award-winning Malcolm Evans.

This issue has been published online and the popular print edition will be out next week.

Pacific Journalism Review has been publishing for 23 years and is a ranked international journal indexed by the SCOPUS international metrics database and others:

Pacific Journalism Review
Vol 23, No 1 (2017): Climate change in Asia-Pacific

Full text articles on the INFORMIT database

Table of Contents
Find the following articles here:

Editorial: An investigative legacy (7-13)
Wendy Bacon, Chris Nash

Can Peace Journalism be transposed to Climate Crisis journalism? (14-24)
Robert A Hackett
Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over
emissions (25-31)
Wesley Morgan
Asian journalism education and key challenges of climate change: A
preliminary study (32-42)
Crispin Maslog
When is a journalist not a journalist? Negotiating a new form of advocacy
journalism within the environmental movement (43-54)
Phil Vine
The Solar Nation of Tokelau: An adventure in documentary making (55-64)
Ulrich Paul Weissbach

Engaging communities in environmental communication (65-79)
Usha Sundar Harris
Mainstreaming climate change issues: Challenges for journalism education in
Indonesia (80-95)
Hermin Indah Wahyuni
Climate change in Vietnam: Relations between the government and the media
in the period 2000-2013 (96-111)
Binh Duong Pham, Chris Nash
Pacific climate change adaptation: The use of participatory media to promote
indigenous knowledge (113-132)
Aaron Inamara, Verena Thomas
Climate change advocacy in the Pacific: The role of information and
communication technologies (133-149)
Jason Titifanue, Romitesh Kant, Glen Finau, Jope Tarai
Metaphor use in the political communication of major resource projects in
Australia (150-168)
Guy Hamilton Healy, Paul Williams
Newspaper coverage of climate change in Fiji: A content analysis (169-185)
Sarika Chand

Bearing Witness 2016: A Fiji climate change journalism case study (186-205)
David Robie, Sarika Chand

Articles (Unthemed)
Defamatory meanings and the hazards of relying on the ‘ordinary,
reasonable person’ fiction (207-224)
Joseph Martin Fernandez
Constructing the Other: News media representations of a predominantly
‘brown’ community in New Zealand (225-244)
Jean M Allen, Toni Bruce
Citizen news podcasts and engaging journalism: The formation of a
counter-public sphere in South Korea (245-262)
Chang Sup Park

REVIEW: An important book for young journalism academics (263-265)
Kayt Davies
REVIEW: Vital exposé, but it would have been better with more context
Philip Leslie Cass
REVIEW: Timely strategic research spotlights killings of journalists
David Robie
REVIEW: A thoughtful approach to teaching media (272-273)
Alan Cocker
REVIEW: The revolution still isn’t here (274-275)
Philip Leslie Cass
REVIEW: Noted: Refreshed digital journalism education mission needed
David Robie
REVIEW: Noted: Powerful, unadulterated insight into West Papua (277-279)
Kendall Louise Hutt
REVIEW: Noted: Right-wing rhetoric makes the unpalatable normal (279-280)
Lynne A Trenwith
REVIEW: Noted: Questions of great intricacy opened up to non-Arabic audience
Philip Leslie Cass

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