Media watch – Monday

6 May 2019

MediaWatch

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. adamsmith1922

     /  6th May 2019

    There was an excellent piece on the Herald paywall on RNZ yesterday https://adamsmith.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/rnz-mediawatch-the-nz-herald-and-its-paywall/

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      • KiwiDave

         /  6th May 2019

        I hope that ALL of NZH goes behind it’s paywall – then we wouldn’t have to see any of the NZH crap.

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      • Duker

         /  6th May 2019

        Hint to Adam c 1922. They dont want YOUR readership You are too old for their advertisers.
        They are a product and so are you . Dont fit the demographics then you will find the stories dont interest you.
        Try the Guardian if you want ‘meaty stories’ but Im sure you would choke on that even more – so many shouty opinionated views.

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        • adamsmith1922

           /  6th May 2019

          Actually there are many good articles in the Guardian and they have good cartoons and some excellent arts coverage, plus much good analysis as does the New Statesman; plus they have The Observer.
          As I noted in my post I wonder if the Guardian model might work better, or a variant of it. Regurgitating the NYT,FT and HBR does not seem like a great recipe to me.

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          • Pink David

             /  6th May 2019

            “As I noted in my post I wonder if the Guardian model might work better”

            They have claimed they are now breaking even. Which given the years of massive losses is quite an achievement. Not sure if that is sustainable.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th May 2019

        Clarke Gayford a television star ? Only in the sense that anyone who appears on it now is called a star, even the Married at First Sight people. His 1/2 hour show is on once a week, 5.30 pm on Sunday. Hardly prime time and I expect that it’s only on in even as good a timeslot as that because of his girlfriend.

        The article sounded as if they alone were running the country. It was gushy, bumcrawling rubbish. It made Uriah Heep look honest and full of integrity. It was slush and would disgrace Women’s Day.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th May 2019

      I see that you like legal thrillers as well being a Dickensian.

      Someone gave me a John Grisham, and I thought that I’d better at least look at it so as not to be rude…I am now hooked. My many bookcases are overflowing with Eng Lit*, history and biographies, (even the back of the sofa has become a de facto bookshelf, but a shelf in the spare room has ? Grishams on it.

      I love a good whodunnit, and don’t think that anyone has ever surpassed Agatha Christie.

      * It was a surprise to discover that some of my oldest books are from the era when arsenic was used to dye the covers green. But after 170 years, I don’t suppose there’s much danger.

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      • adamsmith1922

         /  6th May 2019

        If you look at my blog I have posted a lot of Christie both audio and video. The search function will find most of them

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  7th May 2019

          (smirks) My in-laws knew her and Max Mallowan; my late father-in-law was her architect and became friends with them. My brother-in-law was a friend of the grandson and they went boating from THAT boathouse. My husband stayed in the famous hotel when his father was doing some architectural work for the owners…and couldn’t remember much about it, except that it was a big Art Deco building which I already knew.

          I tend to eschew filmed versions of the books; the last Miss Marple ones were appalling. Well, the one I saw was, not least because it was unrecognisable and that Miss Marple hadn’t been in the book.

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