Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, May 11th, 2016 - 13 comments
As previously discussed here, bad for the media, bad for democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 10th, 2016 - 20 comments
A healthy democracy requires a healthy media, and in NZ both are getting sicker.
Written By: - Date published: 9:18 pm, November 19th, 2011 - 107 comments
Bradley Ambrose, the cameraman widely maligned by John Key and his pudgey lapdogs David Farrar and Cameron Slater for daring to hold the PM to some basic standards of accountability, is demanding an apology from John Key or he’ll take the PM to court for defamation.
UPDATE: The final week of the campaign will kick off with a police raid on the Herald Monday morning.
Written By: - Date published: 7:46 pm, April 6th, 2011 - 20 comments
NZPA is to close with 42 reporters and support staff losing their jobs. A few weeks ago, there was talk that APN and Fairfax would stop NZPA selling stories to other outlets because they didn’t want their websites losing traffic to the TV and radio websites but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Too many workers losing their jobs in this country.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, February 11th, 2009 - 33 comments
Yesterday I expressed concern about Unite’s referendum on indexing the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage on practical grounds while strongly supporting the idea in principle. Today in its editorial the Herald takes exception to the principle, complaining that such a move, even phased in over a three year period, would deny people […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2008 - 33 comments
The New Zealand Press Association, owned by APN and Fairfax, has announced it is slashing its journalists from 55 to 48. In election year, they are reducing the parliamentary bureau from five to four. They are even sacking their only (yes, only) South Island reporter. This is the problem with having our print media owned […]