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AUT Media Observatory

AUT Media Observatory conducts research about media and elections, and we have published multiple reports and articles related to this research. In 2020, we analysed media's representation of the 2020 General Election.

Reports and publications


Age and Environmental Citizenship: A Case Study of Media Coverage of the 2019 Local Body Elections in New Zealand.


Diversity in Reporting? A Study of the News coverage of the 2016 New Zealand Local Body Elections.


News, politics and diversity in the 2014 New Zealand General Election.

JMAD election podcasts

In these podcasts, Dr Greg Treadwell and Dr Sarah Baker discuss elections in NZ. Listen here!

Election podcast #1
00:00 / 22:54
Election podcast #2
00:00 / 25:30
Election podcast #3
00:00 / 19:05
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