The Scoop Foundation Project

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, April 11th, 2013 - 4 comments
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Check out The Scoop Foundation Project. Here is their first media release…


10 April: A New Foundation For Public Interest Journalism In New Zealand

<Media Release: Wednesday 10 April 2013>

In a push to offer new support and momentum for public interest journalism, the country’s leading independent news provider, Scoop Media, is lending its weight to two initiatives being announced for the first time today.

The first initiative, the Scoop Foundation Project, brings Scoop.co.nz together with a group of New Zealand’s leading practitioners of public interest journalism to create a charitable trust to fund investigative journalistic work.

This coincides with today’s launch by Scoop of a $5000 Pacific Scoop internship being awarded in conjunction with AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre (PMC). The first recipient will be named at the School of Communication Studies Awards event being held at the newly opened Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT between 6-8 pm this evening.

4 comments on “The Scoop Foundation Project”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    Very very nice.

  2. Anne 2

    ditto… given the shallowness of so much of the MSM, and the serious lack of investigative journalism in this country this is a much needed initiative.

  3. ianmac 3

    A very valuable plan. Maybe some-one like Bob Jones, or Gareth Morgan might chip in. Maybe it could be funded in small ways by those who no longer subscribe to the Listener or their local paper.
    Watch with interest.

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