Proceedings of The Civics and Media Project: A report on the three workshops held in 2015 is now published. The booklet is intended to contribute to the national conversation about civics and media by documenting our thinking about the nature of the issue, our vision for the future and some pragmatic ideas to get there.

You can download the booklet on the McGuinness Institute publications page here or view below. The booklet will go to print early next week. The hard copy versions of the booklet will be available from our online store in May 2016.

Project work programme for 2016
Our next output will be in Policy QuarterlyThe Civics and Media Project has been given space for three articles in the May issue to articulate our findings and inform the policy community. Following that, several Civics and Media Project partners have been invited to present our findings at the World Journalism Education Congress in July. In addition, one of the ideas developed at during the workshop series, the idea of the media summit, will be pursued with media organisations, tertiary institutions, freelancers and key digital contributors, with a view to a mid-year meeting.

About The Civics and Media Project
The purpose of The Civics and Media Project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. The project is an initiative that the Institute is working on with Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, New Zealand On Air, the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. To learn more, see the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at