Media Research

Research about media and te Tiriti

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.