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HoD to chair young writers’ panel

Thursday, 28 May 2015

New Zealand Young Writers Festival, June 4-7 2015

Panel: Young Maori, New Media
Fortune Theatre
Saturday 6 June, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Morgan Godfrey (author and contributor to Overland), Leoni Hayden (Editor, Mana Magazine), and Rob Tipa (Te Karaka/ Fairfax Rural Media)
Chair: Associate Professor Vijay Devadas (Head of Media, Film & Communication Department, University of Otago.

Panel Topic
Have new media business models levelled the playing the field for communities and journalists outside of the mainstream? Is modern journalism serving a Māori audience? How do the needs of a Māori audience differ to a mainstream audience? Our brave panel will try and solve all of these puzzles, and more.