Posts Tagged ‘Fairfax’

Rod Oram told the truth once too often?

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, May 9th, 2017 - 28 comments

Seems that our media no longer has room for balanced voices.

StuffMe not

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, May 3rd, 2017 - 22 comments

As widely reported this morning, the Commerce Commission has declined the proposed merger of the country’s two biggest media companies.

Independent media a losing battle

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, April 7th, 2017 - 10 comments

Unfolding in Australia, but obviously relevant here, bad news for Farifax media staff and their editorial independence.

Fairfax-NZME merger declined

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, November 8th, 2016 - 20 comments

Good call from the Commerce Commission.

Competition lapdog a cert to approve newspaper monopoly

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, May 14th, 2016 - 43 comments

“The newspaper market is buggered anyway. I wouldn’t expect we will have any daily newspapers in ten year’s time,” says Brian Gaynor.

Fairfax and NZME and merger talks on

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, May 11th, 2016 - 13 comments

As previously discussed here, bad for the media, bad for democracy.

APN Fairfax NZ merger?

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 10th, 2016 - 19 comments

A healthy democracy requires a healthy media, and in NZ both are getting sicker.

Stacey Kirk’s Stuff Up

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 7th, 2016 - 37 comments

Fairfax journalist Stacey Kirk has published a vicious smear against a group of cancer sufferers. Is this the nastiest lie ever published in the NZ media?

Work life balance

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, July 20th, 2014 - 172 comments

David Cunliffe is now being criticised for having a short holiday with his family. It is strange that it should be thought of as a bad thing for the leader of the party interested in improving ordinary people’s quality of life to try and get some work life balance.

Why I think that Auckland is getting scammed

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, March 12th, 2012 - 69 comments

It turns out that the report that provided the basis for a 12% return on equity at the Ports of Auckland is based not on something commissioned by them. Instead it comes from the previous employers of the current chairman at PoA, who have previously been interested in buying ports in NZ. And the comparisons used for the ROE are spurious.

Ambrose to sue Key for defamation

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.

NZPA axed

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.

Locking in the narrative

Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, January 2nd, 2011 - 60 comments

Having a read of Fairfax’s 2011 political predictions, and their self-grading of their 2010 predictions, two things jumped out. The first is that Fairfax’s political staff have now wedded their reputations as political analysts to a National victory. The second is that they ignore the impact of the economy, and petrol prices in particular, on politics.

Fairfax milks the cash cow

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, July 1st, 2008 - 26 comments

It was bound to happen. The Herald did it about a year ago and now Fairfax is following suit. Getting rid of subeditors who actually live in the same town as the paper for which they write. In their place Fairfax is offering New Zealander newspaper readers Centres of Editorial Expertise. The trouble is that […]

Foreign media owners slash journo numbers, again

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2008 - 31 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 […]

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