Kia ora and Welcome!

We are the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy. We are an active research centre, and we conduct research that matters. Our main research projects are about media ownership, trust in news, and news reporting in election times.



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Our much anticipated Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand, was published on April 7, 2022. It is our third report assessing news trust in New Zealand, and it shows steep decline in news trust and trust in news brands.



We are an active research centre and have currently three main projects. Every year, we investigate New Zealand media ownership patterns and trust in news and publish reports based on our findings. Additionally, we examine reporting during election times.


We are located in the School of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology.

55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010

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