This is an attempt at a New Zealand chart on media bias that needs some work:
This has been updated, see below.
As feedback has been saying, Kiwiblog on the left is odd, and more odd is it’s proximity to The Standard and The Daily Blog which should be quite a bit further left and down.
Also noted is the omission of Whale Oil, this is either a mistake, ignorant one of the most prominent New Zealand blogs, or petty.
There is a promise to revise this, but there doesn’t seem much science going into it.
I’ll add an update when it’s available.
This is taking a different angle, measuring the political leanings of journalists – Liam Hehir wrote:
A 2014 Massey University study, for example, showed that 22 percent of New Zealand journalists considered themselves Centrists. Just 16 percent said they were on the Right and fully 62 percent said they were on the Left.
David Farrar commented on this in NZ journalists lean left:
The study was published in ejournalist.com.au.
So around three times as many journalists identify as centre-left than centre-right.
52% of the population voted for a centre-right party, yet only 16% of journalists consider themselves centre-right.
There’s a number of comments following that on Kiwiblog.
UPDATED: Media bias NZ – updated