Jean Bell is Pacific Media Watch contributing editor in 2018.
Jean is a current student at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies majoring in journalism. She also graduated from the University of Auckland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in politics and international relations.
In 2017, Jean worked as a legal secretary in a commercial law firm and spent her free time working on freelance journalism projects and writing news for Auckland radio station 95bFM and will be hosting the Pacific Media Centre's weekly radio programme Southern Cross.
Jean is interested in how the media functions within different governmental structures and the impact that this can have on citizens’ lives. She bears a strong commitment to the Pacific and helping people through her work, and she strives to have her work act as a mouthpiece for under-represented stories in the media.