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The only ACEJMC-accredited School in the Asia Pacific region

Massey's School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing (CJM) provides national leadership in education and research. Our journalism teaching is internationally acclaimed, and the School enjoys a close working relationship with industry.


We offer a combination of practical skills and academic rigour in various fields of study that will make you highly employable, adaptable, and ready to sustain a strong career. We have programmes in analytics, business, communication, journalism, management, marketing, marketing communication, public relations and retail management.


Postgraduate students discussing research

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing staff have an impressive combination of skills. Nearly all are doctorally qualified and publish in high-quality international journals. Our researchers are working at a world-leading level in their areas of expertise.


Find out more about study programmes, services, resources and research expertise in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing’s areas of specialisation.

Internship and work placements

    Communication Internship

    The Communication Internship is available to high-achieving Bachelor of Communication students in their third year. The internship gives our students great real-world experience. Internships consist of 100-120 hours working on projects or a collection of communication-related activities that will support the work of the host organisation.

    For more information email Claudia Silva

    Master of Analytics - work placement

    The Master of Analytics aims to give students experience solving real-world business problems. As part of their study, students complete a four month work placement (Nov – Feb). This allows businesses the opportunity to hire a postgraduate student trained in the rigorous analysis of big data, to help with either completing a specific analytics project, or extending the organisation's analytics capability.

    Contact Esther Jaspers

    Retail and Business Management Internship

    Completing an internship is compulsory for Bachelor of Retail and Business Management students. They are also available to selected students interested in retail and the broader service sector. As part of the internships, students are expected to critically reflect on their internship experiences and their host organisation’s product offerings and the markets they serve, as well as producing operational and strategic analyses in the form of consultancy reports.

    Contact Hayley Noom

    Meet our graduates


    Auckland campus

    Massey University’s Auckland campus is in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland. The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing is based in the Quadrangle Building B.

    Massey Business School building

    Manawatū campus

    Massey University’s Manawatū campus is in Palmerston North.

    Wellington campus

    Massey University’s Wellington campus is in the suburb of Mt Cook. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in Building 5.

    Pyramid on Massey University''s Wellington campus


    Ngā Mātāpono: Our Key Values

    Arotake/Evaluative capacity

    Kōrero: Free Exchange

    Enhancing our evaluative capacity (the ability to engage in comparative and evaluative scrutiny of information) supports us in solving contemporary problems.

    Rangahau/research proficiency

    Kōrero: Free Exchange

    Developing our research capability (the ability to conduct primary or secondary research and derive professionally relevant findings) strengthens our contributions to debates and underpins knowledge development in our professions.

    Whakaatu/informed presentation

    Ngaiotanga: Professionalism

    Ensuring that our presentation and production of images and information are theoretically informed and maintains our reputation as professionals engaging in best practice.

    Hangarau /Technical fluency

    Ngaiotanga: Professionalism

    Enhancing our technical fluency (the ability to adapt to, navigate and analyse particular technological and digital platforms and tools) ensures that materials we produce and the ways we communicate are relevant and up-to-date for our professions.

    Tuhituhi/Effective writing

    Matatini: Diversity

    Writing effectively in appropriate formats for our chosen professional career track enhances our credibility and professionalism in the eyes of our audiences and helps us meet mutual goals.

    Student at his computer looking up


    Matatini: Diversity

    Developing a high level of numeracy (the ability to use and interpret numerical and statistical information) enables us to test the validity of our research and to report numerical information fairly and accurately.

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    Staff and careers

    Stephen Croucher

    Head of the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing


    Stephen was listed in the top 1% of all communication scholars globally from 2012-2016. An award-winning and widely published scholar, his research expertise is in immigrant cultural adaptation, religion and communication, statistics, and conflict.

    All staff

    Massey careers

    Massey Business School

    The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.

    Massey Business School

    School history

    Massey University’s journalism programme celebrated 50 years in 2016, while our communication and marketing programmes date from the 1970s. Ever since we have provided national leadership in education and research in their respective fields.

    The communication programme at Massey University dates from 1979 with the launch of New Zealand’s first university-level communication course in organisational communication.

    School history

    Old typewriter

    Current student and staff resources

    Links and information for current Massey students and staff with the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing.

    Facilities and equipment

      Audio studio


      This is a small audio booth with a two studio microphone set up useful for interviews, in studio or via phone line or for podcasting. Self drive or technician supported.

      Contact Jo Sanders

      Communication lab

      Manawatū, Wellington

      Mid-size tutorial classroom with three breakout rooms for video recording or live streaming for presentations and seminars. Each breakout room has a iMac video editing workstation that is linked into a media server for project work.

      Contact Jo Sanders

      Mobile filming equipment

      Manawatū, Wellington

      All audio, video and lighting equipment students need to conduct on-site filming.

      Contact Jo Sanders

      Video Studio

      Manawatū, Wellington

      Useful for students or staff to make short video pieces and presentations or interviews, this is a small video studio that includes a two camera HD camera set up with teleprompter. Useable for stand up presentations or two person interviews. It has a green wall for mid-shot green screening and controllable lighting rig.

      Contact Jo Sanders

      Equipment booking form

      Authorship protocols

      Guidelines to assist staff and postgraduate students when there are multiple parties needing to come to an agreement on authorship:

      Postgraduate students – staffStaff – staff

      Person writing in a book
      Man in suit presenting at business seminar

      Research seminars

      The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing run research seminars where you can find out more about our research.


      Contact us