Official site of the Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Incorporated (Jeanz)
Whitireia school shifts to Cuba Mall
Programme manager Jim Tucker reports the school has a full complement for the certificate (18) and is already oversubscribed for the National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia), which starts on June 3. He says 25 are enrolled with a waiting list of a dozen or so.
Dave is speaking at the upcoming Global Intermedia Dialogue on Reporting Diversity, scheduled for Bali in early May, a conference Jim will attend.
Massey Journalism name change
“The change will not affect the delivery of our Journalism programme in any way,” says Massey Journalism head Grant Hannis. “The Department is part of the College of Business, and the merger is part of the College’s strategy to rationalise departmental administration and costs.
“We will continue to teach our Graduate Diploma in Journalism and all our Journalism
PM opens Jeanz conference
She said complaining to the Press Council didn’t get you anywhere. “So you try to shrug and say, 'Well, that's life,' and get on with it." She tried to be open with the media, but saw dangers in getting too close in the small political bubble that is Wellington. “I make a habit of keeping professional boundaries.” She encouraged journalism educators to give students "a thirst for knowledge and context", especially for historical events.
Clark criticised media outlets for not sending journalists to cover many of her international trips, saying it was “a matter of regret that proprietors don't seem to think these things are particularly important."
The conference theme was: “The future for the mainstream: The changing demands on journalists and the challenge for journalism educators.”
Freelance 2008 attracts high-profile speakers
In just three years the conference has become New Zealand?s biggest annual gathering of journalists, says organiser Kim Griggs. Workshops cover small business management, travel, business and lifestyle writing, negotiating and selling overseas. Leaders include editors, experienced freelancers, and experts in accounting and law. The conference is on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency in central Auckland.
Register at: www.freelance2008.co.nz The fee is $75 including GST for early bird registration.
Jesson award revamped
The Bruce Jesson Foundation, set up after the death of journalist-politician Bruce Jesson in 1999, has provided up to $3000 a year since 2004 for “critical, informed, analytical and creative journalism or writing which will contribute to public debate in New Zealand on an important issue or issues”.
A review after its first four years has concluded that the award should continue, with a slight change in the criteria to cover publishing, as well as producing, critical journalism.
Foundation chair Professor Jane Kelsey says experience to date shows that the barrier to good journalism is not always in the actual production of the work, but in finding an outlet in our commercialised market that is willing to publish it. "For example, freelance journalist Jon Stephenson, who won our award in 2005 for a two-part report from Iraq for Metro magazine, is so dedicated that he would have found a way to get to Iraq somehow," she says.
"You might argue that Metro, as the publisher, should have paid his full costs for his trip there. But the reality of our commercial marketplace is that neither Metro nor any other New Zealand news outlet was willing to pay Stephenson's full costs for stories of marginal commercial value, so by part-funding his trip we effectively subsidised his publisher because we believed in the social value of the stories he planned to write."
Kelsey says the award is now part of a growing recognition that the commercial imperatives of our largely foreign-owned media, increasingly focused on celebrities and consumerism, need to be balanced by a deliberate community-based effort to provide journalism on public issues – issues that affect us as citizens and workers as well as consumers.The award covers living costs and direct costs such as phone calls and travel to enable New Zealanders to investigate and report on issues in depth. Applications for the 2008 award close on 30 June. Simon Collins
Massey to host major communication conference
The journalism and media stream will consider how journalists and the media generally wield this power and its effects. Presenters have the opportunity to submit their paper in either a refereed or non-refereed stream.
For full details on when and how to submit your paper, please see submission guidelines. Papers must be submitted through this webpage, not to the stream co-ordinator directly. If you have any queries about your paper, please contact the stream co-ordinator, Grant Hannis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speakers at ANZCA08 include: Maxwell McCombs, a US academic famous for his development of agenda-setting theory, and Nicky Hager, whose books and articles continue to hold politicians and PR operators to account. For more details on the conference, and to register, see: http://anzca08.massey.ac.nz/ GH
On the spot for Suharto's death
The students attended a two-week course on Indonesian language and culture, followed by a month-long internship at one of several media outlets, including Antara newswire, Tempo English magazine, The Jakarta Post, TVRI, Metro TV and Voice of Indonesia.
Aroha, Dylan and Will were assisted in attending the Jakarta programme by sponsorship from the Asia: NZ Foundation and AUT’s Pacific Media Centre DR