In New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, particularly, there is a clear and present need for the practice of documentary in the tradition of civic activism. The following articles in this themed section explore the aesthetic and cultural dynamics of capturing popular struggles and how documentary makers respond in the field to rethink how to represent objectively new struggles and new contexts of real life.
– Extract from Professor Barry King's editorial.
Edited By Barry King, Annie Goldson and David Robie
This new edition of Pacific Journalism Review features the work of film and documentary makers Alister Barry, Annie Goldson, Anne Keala Kelly, Jim Marbrook, Tom Morton, Joshua Oppenheimer, Max Stahl, Kim Webby and others. Unthemed articles include "a sense of place" in Indigenous reporting, changing death coverage in The New Zealand Herald and tweeting, friending and reporting for media academic staff.