We are an active research centre and our research reports are publicly available. We publish two key reports annually: The Aotearoa New Zealand Media Ownership Report and The Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Use of search engines and algorithms in New Zealand newsrooms
Our new research project critically examines the ways search engines are used, modified, and designed to generate news content that encourages public dialogue and supports journalism’s commitment to serving the public interest. Algorithms behind the search engines aim to assist journalists in identifying potential resources for producing news stories, and this may significantly affect both the choice of events, issues and people that appear in the news and their place in the story.