Research about media and te Tiriti

About the research projects
Kupu Taea is an Auckland-based media research group, based at Te Rōpū Whāriki in Massey University. We have studied how news media represent te Tiriti and Māori issues since 2003. We analysed three representative news samples from 2004, early 2007 and 2007/8. Results from the 2008 study are summarised in the more recent of the following academic articles; results from the earlier studies are summarised below and available in two reports. These projects were funded by the Cathy Pelly Maungarongo Trust, the JR McKenzie Foundation, the Health Research Council of NZ and the JR McKenzie Trust.

Year Title Primary author Type of resourcesort descending File to download
2012 “Maori news is bad news”: That’s certainly so on television Ray Nairn Academic article PDF icon "Maori News Is Bad News"
2013 Māori experiences and responses to racism in New Zealand Angela Moewaka Barnes Academic article PDF icon Māori experiences and responses to racism in NZ
2014 Content and source analysis of newspaper items about Maori issues – Silencing the ‘natives’ in Aotearoa Jenny Rankine Academic article PDF icon Content and source analysis of newspaper items about Maori issues
2014 Nursing in media saturated societies: Implications for cultural safety in nursing practice in Aotearoa New Zealand Raymond Nairn Academic article
2014 Nursing in media-saturated societies: Implications for cultural safety Raymond Nairn Academic article
2004 Colonial coverage - Media reporting of a bicultural health research partnership Jenny Rankine Academic article PDF icon 2004RankineColonialCoverage.pdf
2014 The association of crime stories and Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand print media Tim McCreanor Academic article PDF icon 2014McCreanorCrime&MaoriNZ.pdf
2006 Media, racism and public health psychology Ray Nairn Academic article PDF icon Media, racism and public health psychology
2009 ‘Media surveillance of the natives’: A New Zealand case study - Lake Taupo air space Ray Nairn Academic article PDF icon ‘Media surveillance of the natives’ - Lake Taupo air space
2009 Intentional use of te reo Māori in New Zealand newspapers in 2007 Jenny Rankine Academic article PDF icon Intentional use of te reo Māori in NZ newspapers 2007
2010 Māori sport and Māori in sport: Mass media representations and Pākehā discourse Tim McCreanor Academic article PDF icon Māori sport and Māori in sport
2011 Suburban Newspapers’ reporting of Māori news Jenny Rankine Academic article PDF icon Suburban Newspapers’ reporting of Māori news
2011 Reading news about Māori: responses from non-Māori media audiences Amanda Gregory Academic article PDF icon Reading news about Māori
2011 Mass media in Aotearoa: an obstacle to cultural competence Ray Nairn Academic article PDF icon Mass media in Aotearoa: an obstacle to cultural competence
2011 Māori business news in the mass media Tim McCreanor Academic article PDF icon Māori business news in the mass media
2012 Anti-Māori themes in New Zealand journalism - toward alternative practice Angela Moewaka Barnes Academic article PDF icon Anti-Māori themes in NZ journalism
2008 Media and te Tiriti o Waitangi 2007 Report PDF icon Summary of 2007 report
2005 Media and Te Tiriti o Waitangi 2004 Kupu Taea Report PDF icon Media and Te Tiriti Full Report 2004
2004 Articles about powhiri and Treaty issues Resources for media studies and journalism teachers and students PDF icon Trevor Mallard and powhiri, PDF icon Marine farms Treaty settlement, PDF icon Foreshore and seabed
2004 and 2007 Newspaper headlines about Māori and the Treaty Kupu Taea Resources for media studies and journalism teachers and students PDF icon Example one, PDF icon Example two, PDF icon Example three
2008 A checklist for media audiences to assess news stories Resources for media studies and journalism teachers and students PDF icon How news items represent Māori - consumer checklist
2014 Alternatives to anti-Māori themes in news media Kupu Taea Resources for media studies and journalism teachers and students
2012 Reporting te Tiriti: producing and performing the colonial society Sue Abel Book chapter
2009 Audience perspectives on media construction of Maori and te Tiriti Speech Office presentation icon 2009PHA AudienceViewsOfMaoriInMedia.ppt
2009 Challenging and countering anti-Maori discourse: Practices for decolonisation Tim McCreanor Speech PDF icon Challenging and countering anti-Maori discourse: practices for decolonisation
2008 Submission to the review of crime and criminal justice statistics Kupu Taea Submission Microsoft Office document icon 08StatsNZsubmission.doc
2007 Submission on the review of the NZ Press Council Kupu Taea Submission PDF icon NZ Press Council Submission
2004 and 2007 Watchdog journalists? Other results
2004 and 2007 News values Other results
2007 ‘Radical’ and ‘activist’ Other results