Associate Professor Margie Comrie MA and Dip Journ (University of Canterbury), PhD (Massey University)
Location: Room 0.38, Bute Building
Associate Professor Margie Comrie is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
I am currently writing up research on the television coverage of New Zealand’s last general election and have been concentrating on two different aspects for different publications: the relationship between politicians and the media, and the particular contribution of Maori Television coverage.
My research interests centre on news media and public service broadcasting from a New Zealand perspective, political communication and citizen participation. As well as publications in international journals I have co-edited two influential books on the New Zealand media.
In the last five years I’ve worked in and led publicly funded community/university research teams investigating adult literacy and employment, and aspects of health communication.
My publications are listed on my staff profile at Massey University’s website www.massey.ac.nz (under learning/departments/School of Communication Journalism and Marketing)
I began my journalism career on the capital city Wellington’s Evening Post newspaper, before moving to private radio and then to current affairs interviewing and producing at National Radio.
After a brief stint at BBC’s Radio Four I returned to New Zealand and freelanced while my family were young.
I’ve been teaching in Massey University’s College of Business for almost 20 years, first in public relations and more recently in journalism studies.