Author(s): Martin Hirst et al
Journalism and public affairs in New Zealand come under long-awaited academic scrutiny in Scooped: The Power and Politics of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Fresh theoretical and analytical perspectives abound on subjects as diverse as public broadcasting, media representation of Maori, newsroom culture, the electronic public sphere and challenges faced by political journalists, as contributors tease out exactly what kind of power is wielded by our news media - and how. As well as providing a much-needed supplement to New Zealand media studies, Scooped will be a welcome addition to the classroom, with chapters such as Donald Matheson's assessment of the quality of our international news and acclaimed investigative journalist Nicky Hager's twenty-five ways to have better journalism offering thought-provoking reading for students of both journalism and public relations.
Martin Hirst is Associate Professor in Journalism at Deakin University, Melbourne. He is author or co-author of five books and is co-director of the Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy. Sean Phelan is a senior lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Wellington.
Verica Rupar is a lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in Wales. She has worked previously as a journalist in Serbia, Slovenia and Hungary and taught journalism in Serbia, New Zealand and Australia.