Indigenous cultural values and journalism in the Asia-Pacific region : a brief history of Māori journalism

Hanusch, Folker (2014) Indigenous cultural values and journalism in the Asia-Pacific region : a brief history of Māori journalism. Asian Journal of Communication, 24(4), pp. 390-403.

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A number of scholars in the Asia-Pacific region have in recent years pointed to the importance that cultural values play in influencing journalistic practices. The Asian values debate was followed up with empirical studies showing actual differences in news content when comparing Asian and Western journalism. At the same time, such studies have focused on national cultures only. This paper instead examines the issue against the background of an Indigenous culture in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the way in which cultural values may have played a role in the journalistic practice of Māori journalists in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past nearly 200 years and finds numerous examples that demonstrate the significance of taking cultural values into account. The paper argues that the role played by cultural values is important to examine further, particularly in relation to journalistic practices amongst sub-national news cultures across the Asia-Pacific region.

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ID Code: 67862
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: cultural values, culture, indigenous, journalism, Maori, media, New Zealand
DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2014.885538
ISSN: 1742-0911
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Studies (200101)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Asian Journal of Communication copyright Taylor & Francis; Asian Journal of Communication is available online at
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2014 01:27
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2015 14:10

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