Thursday, May 17, 2012

[pima.nius] Fwd: [pacific-journos] Emerging investigative journalism ‘culture’ featured in latest Pacific Journalism Review

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From: "Rua" <drobie@aut.ac.nz>
Date: May 17, 2012 9:02 PM
Subject: [pacific-journos] Emerging investigative journalism 'culture' featured in latest Pacific Journalism Review
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Featured in Pacific Scoop:
http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2012/05/emerging-investigative-journalism-culture-featured-in-latest-pacific-journalism-review/

Universities are part of an emerging investigative journalism culture
that is pushing boundaries on models of collaboration and
international inquiries, say the editors of the latest edition of
Pacific Journalism Review.

"In a time of such intense change and experimentation, journalists and
the public should be able to expect that universities will play a role
in testing new models and putting new ideas into practice," say co-
editors Professor Wendy Bacon and Associate Professor Tom Morton, both
leading investigative journalists.

In the editorial, the co-editors declare their goal to "promote a more
independent and critical culture of journalism in our region, without
which democracy cannot flourish".

They added: "This goal suggests a relationship [between journalists
and universities] much wider and more challenging than simply the
production of qualified journalists."

The edition, themed "Back to the source" and published today, features
many investigative articles and presentations from Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific at the conference of that name hosted by the
Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) in Sydney last
September.

This was the second in a series of investigative journalism
conferences, following one at Auckland University of Technology in
December 2010. The next is due at Monash University in Melbourne next
year.

The journal also features two university-based investigations into
major mining operations in New Caledonia and West Papua in a new
regular section entitled "From the Frontline".

Among commentaries published are the keynote address by Robert
Rosenthal, executive director of the Centre for Investigative
Reporting at Berkeley, California, who talks about a multiplatform
approach to investigative journalism in the midst of "one of the
greatest transformations in information and technology in human
history".

Investigative journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie debate their
"Dirty Money" investigation into Securency while Linton Besser and
Dylan Welch examine their "Crime Does Pay" inquiry into the NSW Crime
Commission.

Tom Morton investigates the case of Sharleen Spiteri, an HIV+ sex
worker who caused a national scandal when she appeared on television
in Australia and revealed she sometimes had unprotected sex with her
clients.

Kayt Davies examines the strategies of the independent agency West
Papua Media and the challenge of protecting sources in dangerous
places, Shailendra Singh probes investigative journalism in seven
Pacific countries and David Robie assesses controversial Pacific
investigations involving New Zealand media regulators.

In the "From the Frontline" section, Karen Abplanalp's 2011 Metro
magazine investigation into the NZ Superannuation Fund's "ethical"
investments in the giant US-owned Freeport mine in West Papua and
Nicole Gooch's Global Mail 2012 investigation into the Vale nickel
refinery at Goro, New Caledonia, are featured.

"This is an innovative initiative for a research journal combining
journalism and reflexive academic analysis," said the journal's
managing editor Professor David Robie.

Other articles include a commentary by Professor Mark Pearson
assessing the methodology of the Reporters Sans Frontières media
freedom index rankings applied to Australia, NZ and the Pacific; an
assessment of the New Zealand journalism school accreditation model by
Grant Hannis; and "anti-Māori themes" in New Zealand journalism
researched by the Whariki Research Centre at Massey University with
suggestions "toward alternative practice".

Contents and abstracts for the latest edition of Pacific Journalism
Review are online at:
http://www.pjreview.info

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