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Verica Rupar’s research focuses on journalism as a form of knowledge production and engaging empirically and conceptually with journalism practice and its contribution to a democratic society. She has led and participated in international projects on the epistemology of journalism, journalism in transition countries, the development of journalism form and style in historical contexts, excellence in journalism, media and diversity, inclusive journalism and more broadly the intersections between journalism, politics, culture, and society.

Verica has written on media, politics, and journalism in historical and comparative contexts. Her publications include Journalism: Themes and Critical Debates (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), Getting the facts right: reporting ethnicity and religion (IFJ, 2012), Scooped: Politics and power of journalism in Aoteraoa New Zealand (co-edited with Sean Phelan and Martin Hirst, AUT Media 2012) and Journalism and meaning-making (Hampton Press, 2010). She has worked previously as a journalist in Serbia, Slovenia and Hungary, and taught journalism in New Zealand, Serbia, Australia and the UK.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, Auckland University of Technology