The Project for Media in the Public Interest is a joint collaboration between four University of Auckland units: Media and Communication, Politics and International Relations, the Faculty of Arts Information Technology Services, and the University’s Libraries & Learning Services.

We ask big questions, aiming to elevate critical thinking, raise the level of public debate, and counter the trend towards soft news. This website will link audiences to important scholarship, videos and podcasts, providing informed dialogue about science, economics, arts and politics. This project also brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss their research on important topics.

PMPI will use media production as a teaching tool. Students will acquire critical media skills and co-create new, exciting media content. The aim of this is to play an educational role within and beyond the university, and in the process train up the next generation of public interest journalists.