Tag: Print 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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What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? Scoop’s Crowd Speaks

Article – The Scoop Foundation As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? The Wisdom Of Scoop’s Crowd Report Compiled By Audrey Seaman Videos by Olexander Barnes [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjUl1A-Jni4&w=560&h=315] Over the past year, Scoop has been building a platform – the New Scoop – to support public interest journalism and create a better future for the news. Scoop is now working to create a strong foundation for investigative journalism to thrive. Scoop wants to seek truth and report on it, minimise harm, act both independently and honestly, and hold itself accountable. When Scoop became a not-for-profit in September, it opened the decision making processes to members. As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. Scoop contributor Alessandra Nixon feels good journalism is important because it helps inform the general public and breaks down complex political and social issues. “At its best, good journalism holds those in positions of power to account, it incites debate and tackles the difficult or uncomfortable issues,” Nixon says. “It should present stories in...

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Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

Opinion – Gordon Campbell For the past week or so weve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister . So I guess we shouldnt be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Heres what happened. During … Gordon Campbell on John Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq, and the TPP For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Here’s what happened. During his post-Gallipoli trade mission to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, the Prime Minister saw fit to babble away to a reporter from the Gulf News about the current whereabouts of the NZ troop deployment to Iraq. Some of our troops, it seems, are currently in the UAE. This is the same sort of information Key has repeatedly refused to disclose to the New Zealand media, allegedly on security grounds. Yet how can it possibly be safer to identify the location of our troops while they’re in the Middle East and on the very doorstep of Islamic State – and yet somehow more dangerous to reveal even their departure date here at home in New Zealand?...

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Is the media manipulating citizens into violent action?

Opinion – Charles Drace Over the past several years there have been literally hundreds of events around the country protesting against the Key government’s expected signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement without public consultation or Parliamentary debate, the government’s … Is the media manipulating concerned citizens into violent action? By Charles Drace Over the past several years there have been literally hundreds of events around the country protesting against the Key government’s expected signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement without public consultation or Parliamentary debate, the government’s heads in the sand approach to climate change, income inequality, dangerous deep sea oil drilling off our coasts, asset sales and other policies that are designed to raise profits for large and mainly overseas corporations at the expense of New Zealanders. The main media companies have largely ignored these protests and, what is even worse, have ignored the messages from concerned citizens to the government. Last November’s march against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was the largest public protest in Christchurch since the Springbok Tour of 1981 with over 1500 concerned citizens marching, yet The Christchurch Press and most TV news ignored it and its message. On Thursday 19th, a peaceful protest at the opening of the Oxford Town Hall by John Key was captured on film and shown on One News but no comment was made referring to the protesters or why...

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