Media watch – Sunday

5 August 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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    • duperez

       /  August 5, 2018

      Tradition is everything, end of story, approach? Like a national flag?

      • PDB

         /  August 5, 2018

        No, but the name change is based on very flimsy evidence that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, especially the supposed confusion between Victoria university in NZ and Victoria used elsewhere in the world.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  August 5, 2018

          Spent two years at UVic in Canada. That made me feel UWelly is rather misnamed.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 5, 2018

      The criticism that business owners understand their own market but not the whole economy then becomes dependent on whether the survey covers the whole economy. It’s probably more relevant to say that most respondents understand the mood in NZ but not those internationally that greatly affect our prospects.

      However Eastern’s claims contradict the finding that business owners’ expectations for their own business do predict for the economy as a whole better than their general expectations – which are probably based on media econometric forecasts.

  1. sorethumb

     /  August 5, 2018

    Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux’s speaking gig at the Powerstation on Friday night was called off at the last minute, to the delight of 1000 protesters who gathered in Auckland’s Aotea Square.

    Group your extras close together
    Because groups group — and closely. Do whatever you need to do to make the frame look populated.

    Shoot with a long lens
    This not only creates depth, but it gives the illusion that there are more people than there actually are. The bokeh also helps to take the focus (literally and figuratively) off of the extras and put it on your subject.

    • sorethumb

       /  August 5, 2018

      Then there is the ground level shot versus the elevated. The TPPA has elevated shots.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 5, 2018

    This is extraordinary. Surely those responsible should get the chop fast?: