Cultural Diversity and Radio in Aotearoa/New Zealand
10 students and a professor from Washington & Jefferson College visited Aotearoa/New Zealand in January 2011. The Communication Arts course, "Cultural Diversity and Radio in Aotearoa/New Zealand," explored relationships between community, identity and oral expression. Locations visited included a Maori language radio station, community access radio stations, a shortwave news service to Pacific Islands, the Pacific and Samoan Studies department at Victoria University, the Communication department at Massey University, New Zealand on Air (a government agency which develops and promotes New Zealand music and community broadcasting) and Te Papa (the national museum). With sun, scenery, bungy jumping, and river rafting along the way! The students created audio documentaries and sound compositions which were broadcast on Access Manawatu, Wellington Access Radio and WNJR (W&J's radio station).
Instructor: Dr. Anthony Fleury
Students practice their broadcasting skills in one of the many radio stations they visited during their trip.
Moving out of the station, students take on the adventure of river rafting.
- Flickr Photos Set 1
- Flickr Photos Set 2
- Flickr Photos Set 3
- Student Podcast: Sounds of New Zealand
- Student Podcast: Give Blood, Play Rugby
- Student Podcast: WNJR on Access Manawatu
- Video: Proud to be In the 'Burgh
- Video: Black and Yellow in Manawatu
- Video: Ingrid's Sound Composition