Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
Previously the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands
Office Tel: (649) 921 9999 x 7834 Fax (649) 921 9987
Home Tel: (649) 378 7543 Personal Fax: (649) 378 7542
Home address: PO Box 78028, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Associate Professor David Robie, MA Journ (Technol. Syd.), PhD (S. Pac.), CATE, CTT
Currently : Associate Professor in Journalism and Diversity and Publications Coordinator, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. Teaching: Public Affairs Reporting, Magazine Journalism, New Media Journalism, Editing and Design, News Production and Pacific Affairs. Previously Senior Lecturer and Journalism Programme Coordinator at the University of the South Pacific; teaching International Journalism, Journalism Research, Print and Online Journalism, Journalism Production, Media Law and Ethics and coordinating media industry attachments. Creator of six internet resource websites, including Pacific Journalism Online, Wansolwara Online and Café Pacific. Co-convenor of Pacific Media Watch. Formerly Acting Head of Centre, South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development, University of PNG. Australian Press Council 1999 Fellow.
Research: Pacific journalism education: policy, practice and politics; comparative analysis of Pacific newsrooms, political economy of the Pacific media, media regulation; press freedom in the Asia-Pacific region.
2003 Doctorate in History/Politics, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
1996 Master of Arts in Journalism degree
1992 Te Pokapu Whakapakari Kaiako
1959-1962 Wellington Boys College
2005-Current: Associate Professor in Journalism
1998-2002: Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Programme Coordinator
1993-1997: Lecturer in Journalism and Programme Coordinator
1997: Acting Head of South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development (SPCenCIID), UPNG.
1986-1993: Director of Asia-Pacific Network
1984-1985: New Outlook Magazine, Auckland
1983-1984: Insight Magazine, Auckland
1981-1983: Freelance writer on Pacific affairs and development issues
1978-1980: Auckland Star, New Zealand
1975-1977: Agence France-Presse News Agency, Paris
1973-1974: Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya
1971-1972: Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg
1969-1970: Sunday Observer, Melbourne
1968-1969: The Herald, Melbourne
1967-1968: The NZ Herald, Auckland
1966-1967: Auto Age Magazine, Auckland, NZ
1965-1966: The Dominion, Wellington, NZ
Published books include
8. Robie, D (2005): Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior (Memorial Edition). Auckland: Asia Pacific Network/South Pacific Books July 2005.
Published refereed journal articles
7. Robie, D (1996). Responses to Layton, Australian Studies in Journalism, No 5, pp 369-374.
5. Robie, D (2003). Ross Stevens and Uni Tavur: A Kiwi media legacy among wantoks, Journalism Education Association of NZ (JEANZ) conference, New Plymouth, NZ, 4-5 December 4-5.
2. Robie, D (2002). Cyberspace news on campus: The pedagogy of Pacific Journalism Online (USP), paper presented at the Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ) conference, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, New Zealand. November 28-29.
1. Whose Story? Reporting the Developing World After the Cold War, edited by Jill Spelliscy and Gerald B. Sperling. (Calgary, Canada: Detselig Enterprises, 1993). Pacific Journalism Review, 1:1, pp 96-97 November 1994.
2. A Critical View of Western Journalism and Scholarship on East Timor, by Geoffrey Gunn (Manila: Journal of Contemporary Asia Publishers, 1994). Pacific Journalism Review, 1:1, pp 97-98 November 1994.
3. PNG: A Fact Book on Modern Papua New Guinea, by Jackson Rannells (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 1995). Pacific Journalism Review, 2:1, pp 152-154 November 1995.
4. News on a Kife-edge: Gemini Journalism and a Global Agenda, by Richard Bourne (London: John Libbey Publishers, 1995). Pacific Journalism Review, 2:1, pp 161-163.
5. "Cyberspace, kava bowls and hot news in the Pacific", a review of the South Pacific's media websites. Pacific Journalism Review, 3:2, pp 191-194.
6. Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered, by Kunda Dixit (Manila: Interpress, 1997). Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1 November 1997.
7. Information Technologies for Newspaper Publishing in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Belinda Hopkinson (Paris: UNESCO, 1997). Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1 November 1997.
8. A Fragile Freedom: Challenges Facing the Media in Papua New Guinea, edited by Joe Weber (Madang, PNG: Divine Word University Press, 1999). Pacific Journalism Review, 6:1 January 2000.
Course texts: Print Media Handbook, 127 pp. Courses: 25.218 Print Media Production I/25.221 Print Media Production II (UPNG University Printery, 1993).
Newsroom Handbook, 83pp. Courses: 25.121 Practical reporting I/25.123 Practical Reporting II (University Printery).
Pacific Mass Communications Handbook, 205 pp. Courses: 25.209 Mass Communications; 25.222 Public Relations (UPNG University Printery, 1993).
Investigative Journalism: A Pacific Reader 1 & 2. Postgraduate course 25.300 Investigative Journalism. UPNG, 1996.
JN302 Journalism Research: A Pacific Reader. USP 1998.
JN201 Newsroom Handbook. USP 1999
JN103 Media Law and Ethics: A Pacific Reader. USP 2000
Café Pacific: www.asiapac.org.fj/cafepacific/, a media resource, news and article site with country profiles. This won the Department of Social Commentary and Journalism's Best Postgraduate Web Publishing Project Award 1996.
Pacific Journalism Review: www.asiapac.org.fj/PJR/, the online version of the journal.
Pacific Media Watch: www.pmw.c2o.org/, a website monitoring media freedom and censorship, and other pressures in the region (co-convenor).
Journalism Studies UPNG:http://journ.upng.ac.pg (Now no longer functioning).
Producer/writer (Auckland: Aroha
Productions) 17 min
1989 Nuclear-Free Pacific (Niuklia Fri Pasifik)
Researcher/consultant (Pacific Stories Production for Britain's Channel 4 and New Zealand's TV1) 54min.
Producer/writer/director (Sydney: Asia-Pacific Network/ACIJ/EM TV) 27 min. Broadcast twice on EM TV and distributed by TVE Pacific.
1999 Pasifik Nius Beat
Producer/writer/(Suva: Journalism programme) 15min. Broadcast on SPC Pacific Way.
1984 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (print article on East Timor)
1985 NZ Media Peace Prize (print series of articles on Rainbow Warrior voyage to the Marshall Islands and the bombing of the ship by French secret agents).
|1986 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (video Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation).
1987 Qantas NZ Press Awards:Best Tourism Writing (print article on Fiji)
1988 Qantas NZ Press Awards: Best Feature Writer (print portfolio of articles in the NZ Listener and Dominion on the Ovea massacre in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji)
1990 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (print articles on Pacific Environment).
1991 World Environment Day Journalism Award Citation (print article on hazardous waste in Pacific in the NZ Listener).
1995 Best Student Newspaper Award (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) Tabloid newspaper Uni Tavur designed by me and edited/reported under my supervision as lecturer.
1996 Best Postgraduate Web Publishing Project (UTS) for Café Pacific media site www.asiapac.org.fj.
1999 (Student supervised): Best Student Occasional Publication Award (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) Tabloid newspaper Spicol Daily designed by me as a liftout in Fiji's Daily Post newspaper and edited/reported by students under my supervision as lecturer.
2000 (Student supervised): Dr Charles Stuart Award for Best Student Publication All Categories (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) USP website Pacific Journalism Online. Tabloid newspaper Wansolwara also Highly Commended. Both publications edited/reported by students under my supervision as lecturer.
1972 'Portrait of Madagascar' (in association with Air Madagascar), Nairobi, Kenya.
1981 'Face of Africa,' Auckland, NZ.
1985 'Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation,' Auckland; Wellington.
1974 Freelance Writer while travelling overland 50,000 km through 30 countries including the Sahara Desert across Africa. Extensive travelling in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
1981 Travelled widely in China as a journalist and with a delegation from the NZ-China Friendship Society.
1985 Travelled on board Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior as a journalist for 11 weeks until the ship was bombed by French secret service agents.
1989 NZ National Delegate, First Pacific Journalists Conference, Port Moresby.
1991 Resource Person, Australian Journalists Study Tour, Philippines.
NZ National Delegate, Second Pacific Journalists Conference, Vila.
Guest Editor of Diarista, magazine of the Philippines National Union of Journalists.
1993 NZ National Delegate, Third Pacific Journalists Conference, Suva.
1998 USP Delegate, Commonwealth Press Union Editors Conference, Penang, Malaysia, October.
Member of New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists
NZ Journalists and Graphic Process Union (Jagpro) representative on the International Council, Pacific Journalists' Association (PJA-International Federation of Journalists), 1991-93
Member of Asia-Pacific Network for Press Freedom, Manila.
Member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Brussels.
Member of the (Australian, NZ and Pacific) Journalism Education Association (JEA).
|Member of the Australian Journalists Association/Media Alliance (AJA/MEAA), Sydney.
Pacific Correspondent of Reporters sans Frontières, 1995 -- current.
1984 Three-month preparation of a report on the effectiveness of United Nations Development Programme projects in the South Pacific. (For NZ Trade & Development Coalition, Wellington, and UNDP, Suva).
1992 Preparation of a special economic survey on Papua New Guinea for Corporate Location magazine, London, and National Investment Development Authority, Port Moresby.
1993 Design and implementation of Business Journalism course for Word Publishing Pty Ltd., Port Moresby.
1996-7 Pacific Media Training Project Advisory Group member representing PNG.
1997 Commonwealth Foundation Media Laws Project.
Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) Pacific Media Freedom Award 2005.
Listed in New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa, NZ Who's Who Aotearoa Publishers Ltd, Auckland, 1996/97/98/01.
Australian Press Council 1999 Fellow, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney