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Over a decade of impactful research

JMAD was founded in 2010 and has since produced multiple research reports, academic articles and media text.

Our research

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.

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New project

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.

Research themes

Political & environmental communication

Professor Geoffrey Craig

Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, QAnon, election reporting

Professor Verica Rupar

Trust in news, media and social media

Dr Merja Myllylahti and Dr Greg Treadwell

Media ownership in New Zealand

Professor Wayne Hope

Radio broadcasting

Dr Rufus McEwan and Dr Peter Hoar

TV broadcasting, streaming services

Associate Professor Sarah Baker

Maori media

Dr Atakohu Middleton

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