Monday, December 13, 2010

Re: [pima.nius] REGION: PMC launches new 'social justice' media website

1:16 AM |

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No comment boxes.
No social networking links.
No interactivity between site sections, messages, updates.
No way of easily sharing information.

Once again, the Pacific Media Centre falls short of what it could be. What the Pacific region is "crying" out for is not so much "social justice" as an ability to get their voices heard. By failing to interact with generally accepted social networks like Facebook, the PMC is acting in the same gatekeeper role criticised for so long in mainstream media.

This does not render PMC useless - far from it. But this is a "media" centre that has yet to put into place social networking tools after years of discussing "new" media. 

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jason brown
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"There are a thousand hacking at branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Henry David Thoreau.

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On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:29 AM, pima news <pima.nius@gmail.com> wrote:
Title – 7152 REGION: PMC launches new 'social justice' media website
Date – 5 December 2010
Byline – None
Origin – Pacific Media Watch
Source – Pacific Scoop, 4/12/10
Copyright: PS
Status – Unabridged
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PMC LAUNCHES NEW 'SOCIAL JUSTICE' MEDIA WEBSITE
http://vhpacificmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/2010-12-05/region-pmc-launches-new-%E2%80%98social-justice%E2%80%99-media-website

AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): The new Pacific Media Centre's Web 2 news site was launched today at the inaugural Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology Conference.

The new site is a collaborative work, which brings together a range of resources from separate sites including Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Scoop and Pacific media research.

PMC web logoThe site also links to Dr David Robie's blog Café Pacific.

Dr Robie is director of the Pacific Media Centre, an associate professor at AUT University and editor of Pacific Scoop.

Tony Murrow, the site developer, said the goal of the site was to bring the huge array of content into one umbrella website.

Dr Robie said the independent website was created with the idea of challenging the role of media around the Pacific.

"We seek to report the untold stories and issues that are simply not being canvassed by other media in the region," he said.

"And if there is any bias at all on the website it is in favour of social justice."

He said while many newsrooms are being cut "back to the bone" and web stories are super short, AUT University's journalism programme is asking postgraduate students for more complexity and quality in their reports.

Contributing editor of Pacific Media Watch Alex Perrottet said the site would be an extremely useful resource for anyone looking for information, not only on the Pacific, but specifically on media and journalism in the region.

"The Pacific is an amazing place and there is an eclectic collection of individuals and groups fighting for a range of worthy ideals.

"Media is a major theme but there are many other important issues often overlooked by our Western media, even those outlets that focus on the Pacific."

The website will soon change the format of Pacific Media Watch from an email service to an RSS feed.

"You will find quite a history there already of anything and everything to do with the media in the Pacific," Perrottet said.

There will also be a heightened presence of university media and journalism research on the new website.

Co-editor of Pacific Scoop Selwyn Manning said he was pleased to see the year-old Pacific Scoop paired next to good, strong research.

"It gives a place where a new generation of journalists can express their work outside of a university," he said.

Manning said the new site is an easily navigable framework, which contains a magnitude of content.

"It is displayed in a visual way as an example of convergence working," he said.

Visit the new website at http://vhpacificmc.aut.ac.nz/ and it will soon be be accessible as the PMC link www.pmc.aut.ac.nz

Courtney Wilson is a graduating Bachelor of Communication Studies student journalist on an internship with AUT's Pacific Media Centre.

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