Congratulations John Campbell

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 25 comments
Categories: broadcasting, journalism, Media, radio - Tags: , ,

RadioNZ coverage:

Campbell credited his executive producer Pip Keane and the Checkpoint team for his win, and also gave credit to RNZ heads Carol Hirschfeld and Paul Thompson, who are masterminding the multi-media development of RNZ.

He said he was delighted to be reaching out and engaging with an audience who were not traditionally RNZ listeners.


25 comments on “Congratulations John Campbell”

  1. One Anonymous Bloke 1


  2. Keith 2

    Much deserved. Well done RNZ too!

    But what about all that “hard work” and dedication to broadcasting by that snotty little prick, Mark Richardson? Surely his sulking is worthy of an award?

    • Pete 2.1

      The Richardson comment gets the imagination going …

      I can imagine him at him playing dress ups like little kids do. He’s at home alone, he’s dressed himself in finery, he’s fashioned a trophy out of his mum’s roll of kitchen aluminium foil, he’s putting on different voices for different people, he’s making different speeches from each of them about how brilliant he is. He’s having a World Broadcaster of the Year Award ceremony, at home in front of the big mirror.

  3. Carolyn_nth 3

    Great! – John and team leading the way for a renewal of NZ public service media.

    John’s way of getting out and engaging with diverse people is widening the RNZ audience from the white middle classes.

    It’s all looking rosy for the future of RNZ!

  4. tracey 4

    Was it Labour who wanted to look at expanding RNZ to tv broadcasting?

  5. lprent 5

    Increasingly my only major exposure to local broadcast media comes from RNZ 101.4.

    Part of that is just Netflix, light box, and quickflix and fast internet links. Part is that the blogs, facebook and Twitter give me sifted links to interesting written material. But mostly it is because commercial tv and radio absolutely suck at long form media giving me actual information. Punctuated by inane ads for things I am not interested in, The talking head drivel between seemingly tries to plumb the depths of triviality. The mindless whining of Mike Hosking and the bumpf about the Kardasians being all the same in their self centered stupidity.

    But not 101.4. Love them or hate the presenters and team there, they at least try to present in depth information. The kind that truely helps to inform listeners views and public debate.

    I listen to them on my way to work. I turn in when the net on my phone tells me that something of interest is breaking.

    And i listen to John Campbell on my way home from work. I have to say that he wasn’t too bad on TV – but that was from a low bar. But hw has flowered to presenting something unique at 101.4. He allows people to tell the human stories of NZ.

    Unique and compelling listening.

  6. Shona 6

    So deserved. And yes Campbell has grown as a journalist since his ousting from TV3 …..oh the irony.

  7. Ad 7

    He’s the Fox News of the NZ left.

    Well deserved award.

    Should be in line to do very well out of the increased funding coming up.

  8. eco maori 8

    Many thanks for all the good work John Campbell and keep up the good work for all us humans as the 1% think they are God’s and can treat us and mother earth like shit. And there is no consequence to there actions well sorry there is going to be consequences as mother earth will spit us out but life will keep on going just not us Ka pai

  9. savenz 9

    Well deserved! Great to have someone out there with so much compassion and brains and bravery to do the right thing.

  10. savenz 10

    Up yours TV3 and Mediaworks!

    MediaWorks New Zealand is a New Zealand-based television, radio and interactive media company entirely owned by Oaktree Capital Management.

    Oaktree Capital Management is an American global asset management firm specializing in alternative investment strategies. It is the largest distressed investor in the world, and one of the largest credit investors in the world.[4][5] Oaktree emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented, and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing (including private equity and special situations), convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.

    As of December 31, 2016, the company managed $101 billion for its clientele which includes 75 of the 100 largest U.S. pension plans, as well as public funds, foundations, corporate and insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds.[6] The company’s co-chairman, Howard Marks, has been described as “one of the savviest investors in the world,”[7] and is known in the investment community for letters to investors called the “Oaktree memos”.[8] (source wiki)

  11. John Campbell, who manages to ask intelligent, relevant and revealing questions
    in a manner that is respectful and courteous – he does not have to shout, or
    endlessly repeat the same silly question like Espiner and Ferguson .
    He embodies everything a profession journalist should be if they are going to
    inform and enlighten the public on matters of social and political importance.
    Congratulations on a much deserve win.

    • Richard Christie 11.1

      I congratulate him too, but still think he requires more mongrel.

      • North 11.1.1

        Which just goes to show, Richard Christie, that ‘mongrel’ is more Mickey Mouse than magnificent……a mark of the still lingering hangover from Muldoon days. The National Party learned and now mocks Muldoon. That’s all part of their having embraced ‘Mince’.

  12. patricia bremner 12

    Well done John. Your constant telling truth to power is to be admired.

  13. Unicus 13

    Well done JC-

    This is what a home grown journalist can do when given the opportunity to report objectively – the core ethic of journalism and the fourth estate

    Not ” Left wing” not ” Centerist” or any other tag put down manufactured by Crosby Textor or NZ’s Neo – lib corpora.te media

    Thanks for the background on Mediaworks and Oaktree ,like Fairfax their days operating as propogandists for the National Party should be numbered .But look at Fairfax grabbing ” stuff” and anything else it can get its mitts on seems they’re not planning on leaving us any time soon

    Remember Fairfax was the media company who hounded Helen Clark from office and protected an incoherent embarrassment of a PM for nine years . Fairfax led the media assault which drove Julia Gillard into political oblivion because she dared question the neutrality of the Australian media .

    It is past time that political interference in NZ by foreign media companies was openly acknowledged and that they be unequivocally given their marching orders to sell up and leave our country .

    • John Shears 13.1

      “An incoherent embarrassment of a pm (lower case mine) for nine years.”

    • North 13.2

      Great news! Has me recalling my sense of utter disgust at the way weak man Key’s supporters tried to paint Campbell’s seminally political sacking as a routine consequence of ineptitude and failure on Campbell’s part. Trump, Spicer and bland bullshitter Huckabee Sanders before any of those pigs even got started. There were plenty of weak man Key groupies on this site who were hard at it too. If they had any mana they’d apologise.

      Very deserved, John Campbell.

  14. Unicus 14

    I should add that this looks like a calculated slap in the face for Australasian Corporate Media companies .

    Make no mistake – quality independent journalists and media in the UK have been deeply disturbed by mainstream preponderance of biased trash media both here and Aus for some time

    JC’s brave battle to protect good journalism will resonate with ethical journalists everywhere

  15. mary_a 15

    John Campbell is a unique star amongst broadcasters. A caring, kind genuine human being, who advocates for the little man and one who doesn’t dance to the tune of the status quo either.

    A well deserved award for NZ’s best and most professional journalist.

    A great poke in the eye for John “get rid of that left wing bastard” Key and his minister of the bleedin’ obvious, Steven Joyce.

  16. Well done John Campbell.Lets hope you remain TV best for some considerable time.My wife and I enjoy your sensible attitude . At last a presenter on our side.

  17. Sparky 17

    One of the few journalists I can think of who deserves the title. Well done.

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