Pacific Scoop

About Pacific.Scoop: Independent Pacific news, analysis and commentary

pmclogo_100Pacific.Scoop is a regional “hub” partnership venture between AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre and the independent news portal Scoop Media.

The centre is based in the School of Communication Studies where postgraduate Pacific student journalists and other media students with an interest in Pasifika affairs are filing regular stories.

Other students on regional and international internships – such as the Inclusive Journalism Initiative – report. Students on the Asia-Pacific Journalism postgraduate programme also file – it is their course media outlet.

The strategy is to produce a distinct blend of news, current affairs and analysis – a fresh and independent Asia-Pacific “voice”.

We are keen to tell the hidden stories and address justice for the marginalised.

Education, climate change, culture, creativity, environment, health, human rights, media, social justice, resource development, regional security and technology are just some of the topics high on our reportage list.

Supplementing our daily file from students are articles by academic staff, regional journalists and civil society advocates and analysts.

We also have a link with the Reportage-Enviro student website at the UTS Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), which is committed to “promoting an alternative voice in the global environmental debate with news that challenges consensus or raises awareness on under-exposed issues”.

Pacific Scoop Internship

What Auckland University Library’s blog says about Pacific.Scoop

Launch of Pacific Scoop at Maori Expo in 2009

More information about the Pacific Media Centre and its other publications is here.

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Creative Commons attribution licence for Pacific Scoop content produced by AUT student journalists and contributors.

Scoop Media copyright policy.

Backgrounder on the Pacific.Scoop vision here.


Pacific Scoop editor: Dr David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre

Fiji coordinator: Irene Manueli, University of the South Pacific

Snail mail:
Pacific Media Centre
School of Communication Studies
Private Bag 92006
Wellesley St
Auckland 1142
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel: (649) 921 9999 x7834
Fax: (649) 921 9987


On twitter: twitter/pacmedcentre

Video on the Pacific Media Centre team and Pacific Scoop vision.


1 comment:

  1. Viliami Taufa, 7. April 2010, 10:20

    To Josephine Latu,
    Enjoyed your articles as they are factual and direct. Can you please enlighten me on this issue. Among the donations to the tsunami in Niuatoputapu was a sizable contribution from an International body, which was over the $1 million mark?? This donation was given at the same time when the same body made a major donation to Samoa. I remembered reading it very early on but this information has been omitted, and no one has raised it since. There needs to be a list of the donations made to Niuatoputapu from the government, and where the money goes to. There was a generous donation from the Methodist church ($1 million+), given by the President.