1: General journalism

Do you know the foundational principles of journalism and how Māori journalism differs from mainstream journalism? This module explains.

It also explores the importance of professionalism, how to build relationships, keeping good records and impartiality, through the Māori worldview. It takes 20 years to establish a reputation and five minutes to erase it. This module will set you up to move ahead with confidence.

Using the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) and understanding how to make an OIA request is the difference between stories that have no substances and those that create a buzz. Some of the most important stories have come about from using information obtained through invoking the OIA – be prepared to know how and when to use this vital tool.

Remember, as a Māori journalist, you don’t need to wave your Tino Rangatiratanga flag in order to serve your people. You simply need to turn on your mic and ask the tough questions on the important issues.

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