Tara Ross

Senior LecturerTara Ross

Journalism / Internships Co-ordinator
Elsie Locke 609
Internal Phone: 95846

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests lie in journalism studies, with an emphasis on alternative, community and ethnic minority media, particularly how communities use mainstream and ethnic news media, the role of journalists and news organisations as members of communities (physical and virtual), and the relationships between journalism and communities. This interest has led to researching journalism in digital and social media.

Recent Publications

  • Ross T. (2019) Contested language use in ethnic media: A case study of New Zealand’s Pacific media. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2019.1592182.
  • Ross T. (2019) Pulled two ways: Norms of ‘Pacificness’ and journalism in New Zealand’s Pacific news media. Journal of Intercultural Studies.
  • Ross T. (2017) Mediating publicness: An analysis of Pacific audiences’ desire for a sphere of their own in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 1(1): 119-132.
  • Ross T. (2017) Rethinking Journalism and Culture: An examination of how Pacific audiences evaluate ethnic media. Journalism Studies 18(12): 1559-1575. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1146626.
  • Ross T. (2017) Talking about identity, community and belonging: The locative practices of Pacific news media in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Alternative and Community Media 2: 1-12.