Tag: Media

Patronage, Journalism and Open Society.

Article – James Littlewood A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing whats going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), … A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing what’s going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), Jan Rivers (Scoop) and Bernard Hickey (Hive News). The problem is all too familiar. But here...

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PrintNZ Forum Speakers Enlighten Delegates

Press Release – PrintNZ New Zealand captains of industry Mike Hutcheson, Mike Pero and Kim Campbell shared significant business insight and interesting personal life experience during the PrintNZ Forum at SkyCity on May 13.PRINTNZ FORUM SPEAKERS ENLIGHTEN DELEGATES New Zealand captains of industry Mike Hutcheson, Mike Pero and Kim Campbell shared significant business insight and interesting personal life experience during the PrintNZ Forum at SkyCity on May 13. A full audience heard advertising/marketing guru and columnist Mike Hutcheson speak on innovation and marketing, entrepreneur Mike Pero on business success and Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association chief executive Kim Campbell about business conditions and challenges. All three also touched upon their own involvements in the printing industry, in engaging addresses laced with humour. In an often history-laden presentation, Mr Hutcheson spoke of how “life was simple” for those like himself leading the advertising industry in the 1970s — a placement in The Listener and on television would essentially “get everyone”. Given the proliferation of mediums in the time since, Mr Hutcheson drew a comparison as to how modern air travel had changed but not ended sea travel and challenged the print industry to “go upmarket” — “some things you still want in print”. Noting that “everything changes, but everything stays the same”, he said human motivations were the same as they had always been — “you need to work out how...

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Gordon Campbell on how class colours Panama Papers reactions

Column – Gordon Campbell Not many heroes so far in the Panama Papers saga, but any number of villains. Those villains happen to include: criminals laundering their ill gotten gains, terrorists funding their nefarious activities, and shadowy figures guilty of varying levels … Gordon Campbell on how class colours the reactions to the Panama Papers Not many heroes so far in the Panama Papers saga, but any number of villains. Those villains happen to include: criminals laundering their ill gotten gains, terrorists funding their nefarious activities, and shadowy figures guilty of varying levels of larceny stashing their wealth in bolt-holes, offshore. Much of the talk about the need for greater “transparency” and “reputational risk” is about whether New Zealand is aiding and abetting such people – either (a) consciously for gain (b) carelessly or (c) via an ideological reluctance to regulate the foreign trust sector. In the murkier, moral grey zone however, reside the lawyers and lobbyists and enablers who profit from this trade – some of which is legal, and some of which isn’t. There are also the pliable politicians, and the lobbyists out to influence them. In addition, there are the investors hiding money from the taxman quite legally – and apparently feeling few pangs of conscience about being social parasites. So far, the policy response to the Panama Papers revelations has reflected the differences – and...

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The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Simon Winchester

Press Release – The Nation In a run of remarkable journalistic good fortune, hes covered Irelands troubles, Watergate, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and was even captured by the Argentine army at the start of the Falklands War.On The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Simon Winchester Youtube clips from the show are available here. In a run of remarkable journalistic good fortune, he’s covered Ireland’s troubles, Watergate, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and was even captured by the Argentine army at the start of the Falklands War. He’s gone on to author books such as ‘The Surgeon of Crowthorne’, ‘Krakatoa’ and now this book ‘Pacific’. It covers the dangerous madness of North Korea, the rise of China, and much more. So when he was in New Zealand recently Simon Shepherd spoke to him and asked if the Pacific is a single entity of just a jumble of cultures and countries. Simon Winchester: It’s much more than that. I mean it’s where, if you like, the world comes full circle, where literally East meets West. And so in a very different sense from the great seas of the world, the Mediterranean, which used to be the inland sea of the classical world; and the Atlantic, which is the inland sea of today’s world, this is where the world finally closes the gap between East and West. And that gives it, I...

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RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended

Press Release – Radio New Zealand More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZs successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell.Checkpoint with John Campbell – RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZ’s successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell. An extension to existing Freeview HD services has been approved after a positive public response to the new Checkpoint programme which launched one month ago today. More than 400,000 people living in Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Taranaki, Whanganui, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Nelson, Timaru and Invercargill will have RNZ Freeview HD services available from today. The new-format Checkpoint with John Campbell is a 90 minute programme, airing weekdays from 5-6.30pm, on RNZ National. The show is broadcast live on radio, and those keen to see behind the scenes can watch live on the RNZ website or, in most centres, on Freeview HD channel 50. RNZ Head of Content, Carol Hirschfeld emphasised the importance of the new programme and the positive response it has received since the launch. “RNZ is now leading the way on genuine media convergence with the Checkpoint programme. John Campbell’s live streaming for two hours from the TPPA protest march...

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