Media watch – Saturday

23 June 2018


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.

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  1. sorethumb

     /  June 23, 2018

    Ten reasons to have hope for a better Media in the future

    It appears the growing awareness of the fake news crisis means consumers are once again increasingly inclined to pay for high-quality journalism and trust in good journalism is slowly beginning to improve.

    It appears that New Zealand advertisers are willing to invest as sponsors to be associated with serious news publishers such as Newsroom and The Spinoff.

    Scoop is now among a group of organisations using local media fundraising platform PressPatron to receive reader donations. In 2017, Scoop also crowdfunded an investigative journalism series around the Kaikoura and Wellington earthquakes.

    Internationally research indicates that publishers are also seeing increased engagement, and the number of subscriptions to quality news providers has reportedly grown significantly.

    Fake news = support for Brexit, Trump etc

  2. Duperez

     /  June 23, 2018

    It’s really scary when the voice in your head keeps saying “Don’t listen to the voice inside your head.” 🙃