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dc.contributor.authorCass, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T02:58:05Z
dc.date.available2013-01-14T02:58:05Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.issn0035-8533
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2020
dc.description.abstractDuring the violent coup staged by businessman George Speight in Fiji in May 2000, accurate information about what was happening was often restricted to a handful of Fijian websites. On some occasions the only site still operating—and the only source of information for readers outside Fiji—was the one run by the journalism programme at the University of the South Pacific. Journalism students began to cover the unfolding events as an academic exercise but, before long, their newspaper and its associated website became vital links to the outside world. Despite attempts to suppress it, the student website was often the sole source of news for people outside Fiji as commercial websites went off line. Their work was rewarded with international acclaim, including awards for journalism education. Ten months later, the journalism students were again on assignment, reporting the complexities of the elections that followed the coup.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.subjectGeorge Speight University of the South Pacific Fiji coup journalism studentsen_NZ
dc.titleBaptism Of Fire - How Journalism Students From The University Of The South Pacific Covered The Speight Putsch And Its Aftermathen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190301 Journalism Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCass, P. (2002). Baptism of fire: How journalism students from the University of the South Pacific covered the Speight putsch and its aftermath. The Round Table, 91(366), 559-574.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage559en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage574en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume366en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleThe Round Tableen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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