Pacific Journalism Review : Twenty years on the front line of regional identity and freedom

Duffield, Lee R. (2015) Pacific Journalism Review : Twenty years on the front line of regional identity and freedom. Pacific Journalism Review, 21(1), pp. 18-33.

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Pacific Journalism Review has consistently, at a good standard, honoured its 1994 founding goal: to be a credible peer-reviewed journal in the Asia-Pacific region, probing developments in journalism and media, and supporting journalism education. Global, it considers new media and social movements; ‘regional’, it promotes vernacular media, human freedoms and sustainable development. Asking how it developed, the method for this article was to research the archive, noting authors, subject matter, themes. The article concludes that one answer is the journal’s collegiate approach; hundreds of academics, journalists and others, have been invited to contribute. Second has been the dedication of its one principal editor, Professor David Robie, always somehow providing resources—at Port Moresby, Suva, and now Auckland—with a consistent editorial stance. Eclectic, not partisan, it has nevertheless been vigilant over rights, such as monitoring the Fiji coups d’etat. Watching through a media lens, it follows a ‘Pacific way’, handling hard information through understanding and consensus. It has 237 subscriptions indexed to seven databases. Open source, it receives more than 1000 site visits weekly. With ‘clientele’ mostly in Australia, New Zealand and ‘Oceania’, it extends much further afield. From 1994 to 2014, 701 articles and reviews were published, now more than 24 scholarly articles each year.

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ID Code: 89692
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pacific, Journalism, Pacific Identity, Media Freedom, academic publishing, environment, journalism education, political journalism, Fiji, human rights, New Zealand, Pacific way, Papua New Guinea, sustainable development, vernacular media
ISSN: 2324-2035
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: The Pacific Journalism Review’s policy is aligned with Creative Commons principles and its policy is to make its research data freely available in South Pacific island state educational institutions. However, it is also PJR's policy to be assigned copyright for all contributions for global databases … The copyright is under (cc) Creative Commons licence:Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2015 02:01
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 03:09

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