NCEA – Media studies

Media organisations report news and current events in different ways for different audiences. This page lists resources to help you learn about media studies or go on to further courses.

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Media studies web resources

Advertising Standards Authority
Deals with issues of misleading or deceptive advertising. Self-regulating body made up of members of the print and broadcast media, cinemas, and many other organisations.
Censorship in New Zealand - information for students
The Office of Film & Literature Classification has created a specialised website full of useful information and case studies for NCEA students studying the classification system.
Copyright in Schools
This website provides general information about copyright and informs teachers, students, and management about their basic rights and responsibilities when using copyright material.
New Zealand Broadcasting School (Ara Institue of Canterbury)
Details of the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications and the Certificate in Media Communications.
Media and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Resources that discuss newspaper and television news representations of Maori issues and te Tiriti.
New Zealand Herald
Newspaper website for the APN group of newspapers in New Zealand.
New Zealand Press Council
An independent forum for resolution of editorial complaints against the press. Promotion of freedom of the press and maintenance of the press in accordance with the highest professional standards. Rulings in complaints posted online.
Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua - The New Zealand Film Archive
The New Zealand Film Archive has three principal functions - to collect, protect and project New Zealand's moving image heritage. Archive videos online and events and screenings. Information for schools and students.
NZ on Air
NZ On Air's job is to promote and foster the development of New Zealand's culture on the airwaves by funding locally-made television programmes, public radio networks and access radio, and to promote New Zealand music by funding music videos and radio shows.
NZ on Screen
An online showcase of New Zealand television, film and music video.
Otago Daily Times
Newspaper website owned by Allied Press, New Zealand's oldest independently owned newspaper.
Pacific Media Centre
The Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura - has a strategic focus on Maori, Pasifika and diversity media and community development. It was set up in Auckland in 2007.
Radio New Zealand
State broadcaster that provides news of national interest. Many podcasts and audio on demand files on a wide range of new Zealand material.
Radio New Zealand news and current affairs
Detailed listing of Radio New Zealand's news and current affairs offerings. Internet audio and radio-only material
Alternative news site with newswires, press releases, reviews, audio and video content. Broad range of points of view represented.
Newspaper website for the Fairfax group of newspapers in New Zealand.
Te Kete Ipurangi Media studies
Different aspects of media - from advertising and blogging to journalism, podcasting and industry organisations. A wealth of information regarding all areas of media.

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