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Dr Philip Cass

Senior Lecturer
School of Applied Business
Location: Building 115, Room 3045

Profile

A decade in journalism led to a career teaching journalism, media and communications. My academic experience has been a blend of teaching and administrative roles, often with start-up programmes and small teams. I have considerable experience in curriculum design and in working with students for whom English is a second language. My academic work has been augmented by running training programmes for journalists and media workers; community involvement in schools projects and English language teaching and professional consultancies with industry bodies and government agencies.

My chief geographical areas of research have been the Pacific and the Middle East. My main areas of research have been in media history, the interaction between religion and the media, developmental journalism, the role of the media and language in independence movements in Melanesia and promoting national identity.

My publications include a book, several book chapters, in-house text books and numerous refereed journal articles. A book based on my PhD thesis, People, Politics and Press in Papua New Guinea 1950-75 was published in 2014. My work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe. I have given conference presentations on my work at refereed conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Philip Cass as Principal Supervisor

Quang, Le Hong (2017). How does the existence of an online version of the newspaper promote the engagement of social media users aged between 18-34 with Binh Dinh as a news source? (Master of International Communication)

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Philip Cass as Associate Supervisor

Lopez Severiche, Alfredo Jose (2018). Colombian refugees in New Zealand and their resettlement stories (Master of International Communication)
Phrasayamongkhounh, Sneamphay (2016). Assessing the engagement of young people with the comic book "Condoms : a decision for life" as an edutainment approach to HIV/AIDS prevention programme (Master of International Communication)
Yao, Yu (Olivia) (2015). The role of Chinese ethnic media in response to mainstream media's portrayals of Chinese diaspora in New Zealand (Master of International Communication)
Ai, Lijiao (2013). The impact of government regulation to the Chinese social networking systems (SNS) users in China (Master of International Communication)

Publications

Cass, P., & Ford, J. (2017). New Guinea Gold: Commando comics in the Pacific. The International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics 2017, University of Dundee.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3986

Cass, P. (2017). Islam in the Pacific. European Society for Oceanists, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3987

Cass, P., & Ford, J. (2017). What are you waiting for, Diggers?' The ANZAC image in Commando comics. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:2).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3985

Cass, P. (2017). An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Directed by Bonni Cohen, John Shenk, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:2.).

Cass, P. (2017). Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web. Directed by Annie Goldson, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:2).

Cass, P. (2017). Intercultural Communications as a Clash of Civilisations: Al-Jazeera and Qatar's Soft Power. Samuel-Azran, T. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:2).

Cass, P. (2017). Hit & Run. Hager, N and Stephenson, J, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:1).

Cass, P. (2017). Journalism as Activism. Russell, A. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:1).

Cass, P. (2017). Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World in Pacific Journalism Review, XXIII:1. Jayyusi, L. and Roald, A, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXIII:1).

Cass, P. (2016). Reporting from the Danger Zone: Frontline journalists, their jobs and an increasingly perilous future. M. Armoudin, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 22(2)).

Cass, P. (2016). The ghost of Felix Culpa. The Next Generation Preconference to the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3527

Cass, P. (2016). The Ghost of Felix Culpa. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 22(2)).

Cass, P. (2016). A foreign flower no more: Tongan diasporic media and the 2014 Tongan election. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 22(1)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4050

Cass, P., Matbob, P., & Papoutsaki, E. (2016). Old and New Media in the Pacific Islands: synergies, challenges and potential. Paper presented at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Cass, P. (2016). New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific. W. Tow et al (eds), New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies (Vol. XVIII:1).

Cass, P. (2016). Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China. D, Stockman, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 22(1)).

Papoutsaki, E., Cass, P., & Matbob, P. (2016). Old and New Media in the Pacific Islands: synergies, challenges and potential. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Cass, P. (2016). Becoming a Journalist. J. Hovden, G. Nygren, H. Ziliascus-Tikkanen (eds), Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 22(2)).

Cass, P. (2015). Review of the book Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. D.Harvey, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXI:2).

Cass, P. (2015). Review of the book American Democracy. D.Perrin, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXI:2).

Cass, P. (2015). Review of the book Vicarious Consumers. N. Perez-Garcia, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies (Vol. XVII:1).

Cass, P. (2015). A foreign flower no more: Tongan diasporic media and the 2014 election. European Society for Oceanists, Brussells.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3298

Robie, D., King, B., Cass, P., & Bacon, W. (2015). Political Journalism in the Asia-Pacific. Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre (Vol. 1st).

Cass, P. (2015). Review of the book Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face. D.Robie, New Zealand Journal of Communication (Vol. xiii).

Cass, P. (2015). Review of the book Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience. C.Kaul, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. XXI:2).

Cass, P. (2014). The media in Papua New Guinea and Australia's external territories. B. Griffen-Foley, Melbourne, Australia (Vol. 1st).

Cass, P. (2014). Review of Bahadur, Kemo et al, Media and Politics. Bahadur, Kemo et al, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. November 2014).

Cass, P. (2014). Review of Steve Molland, The Perfect Business? Anti-trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong. Steve Molland, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies (Vol. Vol 16, No 1).

Cass, P. (2014). Review of Erich Kolig, Conservative Islam, A Cultural Anthopology. Erich Kolig, New Zealand Journal of Asian studies (Vol. Vol 16, No 1).

Cass, P. (2014). Review of Hager, N., Dirty Politics. N.Hager, Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 20 (2)).

Cass, P and Ford, J (2014). Keto dogs the ANZAC image in Commando comics. JMAD Media, war and memory conference, AUT Auckland.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2940

Cass, P. (2014). People, politics and the press in Papua New Guinea 1950-1975. Unitec e-press.

Cass, P. (2014). All the suffering on our backs: Rugby, religion and redemption amid the ruins. Unitec e-press.

Cass, P. (2013). 'A fine fellow and a great sport': Count von Luckner and the New Zealand Press. Presentation at the Australian Media Traditions conference, November 25-26, Queensland University, Australia.

Cass, P. (2013). Some bright spots in the Gloom. Review of the book Australian Journalism Today, by M. Ricketson (Ed.). Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 19(2)).

Cass, P. (2013). That some must suffer for the greater good: The Post-Courier and the 1968 Bougainville Crisis. In C. Kaul (Ed.) Media and the British Empire (2nd ed). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cass, P. (2012). Bung wantaim: Wantok and the path to independence 1970-75. A paper presented to the Journalism, Media and Democracy conference, Auckland University of Technology. September 13. Auckland.

Cass, P. (2012). Manipulation that we now take for granted. Review of D. Freedman and D. Thussu (Eds) Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 18 (2)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2023

Cass, P. (2012). Irreverent, occasionally tendentious and eagerly read: Early Melanesian newspapers and political consciousness. Paper presented to the Democracy in the Pacific conference, Canterbury University, Christchurch. October 18-19.

Cass, P. (2012). 'Irreverent, occasionally tendentious and eagerly read: Early Melanesian newspapers and political consciousness'. Democracy in the Pacific, Canterbury University.

Cass, P. (2011). Fr Francis Mihalic and Wantok Niuspepa. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 17 (1)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2022

Cass, P. (2011). 'The Infallible Engine: Indigenous perceptions of Europeans in German New Guinea through the missionary press.'. Contemporary Papua New Guinea Studies. (Vol. Vol 14).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2032

Cass, P., and Waugh, J. (2011). 'Earthquakes and All Blacks: Reporting natural disasters through a New Zealand sporting icon.'. Media Asia conference, Osaka, Japan.

Cass, P. (2011). 'Piksa i go we?,' in Contemporary Papua New Guinea Studies, XIV, May 2011. Contemporary PNG Studies, ISSN 1814-0351 (Vol. Vol 14, May 2011).

Cass, P. (2011). 'Highlanders hold out for culture and survival. Review of Yumi Piksa: Stories from the Papua New Guinean Highlands, directed by Verena Thomas'. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 17 (1)).

Cass, P. (2011). 'Speaking the grassroots language: The impact of changes in spoken Tok Pisin on the Wantok niuspepa,' with Alphonse Aime et al. In Papoutsaki, E. McManus, M. Matbob, P. (Eds.). Communication culture & society in PNG: yu tok wanem?. Auckland, New Zealand: DWU Press, Madang/ Pacific Media Centre. .

Cass, P. (2011). Presentation of paper on Fr Francis Mihalic and Wantok niuspepa to research seminar at Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, July 2011. .

Cass, P. (2011). Presentation on the missionary press in German New Guinea to the Goethe Society at Auckland University, September 2011. .

Cass, P. (2011). 'From Nizwa to New Zealand: Many questions and some lessons from AUT's involvement in the Omani higher education sector.'. A paper presented to the London International Conference on Education, London, United Kingdom. 7-10 November.

Cass, P. (2010). Fr Francis Mihalic: Father of Wantok or its midwife? Headliners: Early Australasian Press Biographies, Sydney, November 22.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1555

Cass, P. (2010). Teacher Teacher I want 'A' teacher Adventures in journalism education in the Arabian Gulf. Journalism Education Association Conference: University of Technology Sydney.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1556

Cass, P. (2009). The year everything changed: The Post-Courier and Papua New Guinea in 1969. Sydney.

Cass, P. (2008). People, politics and press in Papua New Guinea 1950-1975. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Central Queensland University, Australia.

Cass, P. (2008). The never-ending story: Palestine, Israel and the West Wing. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research (Vol. 1:1).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2033

Cass, P. (2007). The never-ending story: Palestine, Israel and the West Wing. London.

Cass, P. (2006). That some must suffer for the greater good: The Post-Courier and the Bougainville Crisis. Chandrika Kaul (ed). The Media and the British Empire. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Cass, P. (2006). A dozen Danish cartoons and the wrath of the Muslim World. Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 12:1).

Cass, P. (2006). The Pope, the Prophet and the Internet. Joint JEA/JEANZ conference, Auckland University of Technology.

Cass, P. (2006). Review of Hugh Miles' Al Jazeera: How Arab TV Challenged the World and Mohammed Zayani's The Al Jazeera Phenomenon. Pacific Journalism Review, ISSN 1023 9499 (Vol. 12:1).