Media watch – Saturday

4 February 2017


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders. Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

Sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but please include attribution).

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  1. Missy

     /  5th February 2017

    An interesting – and commendable – message to Reuters staff.

    • Missy

       /  5th February 2017

      About how they should report on the Trump presidency.

      The best bit has to be ‘don’t make it about us’. Pity other media outlets don’t follow that line.

      • Gezza

         /  5th February 2017

        Evening Missy. Several best bits in there.

        * Give up on handouts & worry less about official access. They were never all that valuable anyway. Our coverage of Iran has been outstanding, and we have virtually no official access. What we have are sources.
        * Get out into the country and learn more about how people live, what they think, what helps and hurts them, and how the government and its actions appear to them, not to us.

        Boy, is that ever going to apply to communications from Trump & his Press Pug & Kellyanne ! 😃


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