Our main research projects

Professor Wayne Hope

New Zealand Media Ownership

Each year, our researchers map media ownership patterns and key trends in the media in New Zealand. The JMAD New Zealand Media Ownership report is the only academic report in New Zealand to examine these issues annually.

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Trust in News in New Zealand

Our Trust in News project is the only project in New Zealand that maps trust in news with internationally comparable data. Our reports are produced in collaboration with the Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism.

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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.