Dr Wayne Hope is a researcher, teacher and media commentator with over 20 years experience. His specific areas of research include New Zealand economic, political and media history, public sphere analysis, the political economy of communication, sport – media relationships, globalisation and time. His research has been published across a range of academic journals including Media, Culture and Society, International Journal of Communication, Time and Society.
Dr Hope is a long standing member of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR) and a senior contributor to the Political Economy section. He is joint editor of an online IAMCR journal entitled Political Economy of Communication. He is also co-director of the Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre at AUT, and a regular media commentator.