Pacific Media

Coming soon

Pacific Media : Te Koakoa: Ngā Rangahau is being launched in mid-2024 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Journalism Review.

The series offer journalists, journalism academics and researchers an outlet for quality research and analysis in a long-form articles of up to 15,000-25,000 words, or a series of papers.

While linked with Pacific Journalism Review and modelled on an earlier publication at the Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Journalism Monographs, the new series provides a broader platform for longer research and community based publication than has generally been available in the PJR journal.

Earlier editions of PJM included a diverse range of journalism research from media freedom and human rights in the Asia-Pacific to Asia-Pacific research methodologies, climate change in Kiribati, vernacular Pasifika media research in New Zealand, and post-coup self-censorship in Fiji.

The name Te Koakoa for Pacific Media, a longer form research publication companion to Pacific Journalism Review in te reo Māori can be translated literally either as ‘the sooty shearwater/shorttailed shearwater’ or as ‘The Joy’.

Te Koakoa : Ngā Rangahau means research (in the plural). Many thanks to Professor John Moorfield of Auckland University of Technology for his advice on te reo with the Pacific Media Centre (Te Amokura) linkages to seabirds.

The international editorial board is concurrent with that of Pacific Journalism Review.

Abstracts are considered on a rolling basis and published occasionally, usually once a year.