Dr Tara Ross
Media and Communication
Topics of expertise Tara can talk about
- journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Pacific media
- Indigenous and ethnic minority media
- global news media
- the professional ethics of journalism
- post-disaster communication
- crime and the media
- science journalism
Dr Tara Ross is a senior lecturer and head of the journalism programme at the University of Canterbury. She was an award-winning senior reporter for The Press and the Sunday Star-Times newspapers and has worked as both a freelance writer and editor, as well as for community news publications. Of Pākehā and Tuvaluan descent, her research centres on journalism, diversity issues, ethnic minorities and Pacific media. She is a research fellow with the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.
She can also advise on two main areas to help students plan their tertiary study:
- how to plan a career in the communication field and work related to the discipline, including journalism, social media and digital content production.
- study options, including the value of UC’s new Bachelor of Communication, the Bachelor of Arts, graduate diplomas, Masters and internships.
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