But it’s also important to keep these numbers in context: New Zealand’s Got Talent’s series total of 725,601 streams is less than the average 899,965 viewers it earned per broadcast episode.
Yeah, but at least those 725,601 streams equate to 725,601 people, unlike the Nielsen ratings which is what, 600 homes across the entire country? I know which figure I put more stock in.
Does New Zealand not have a parody defence like in the U.S.?
The link Bomber tweeted that they sent him states:
A person commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse, carries on an activity under an operating name that includes the word “Police” or the words “New Zealand Police”, in a manner likely to lead a person to believe that the activity is endorsed or authorised by the Police or any part of the Police.
Surely satire or protest is a "reasonable excuse". No one is going to think that's a real police ad, and if they do, boy does that say something about public perception of the police.
Are there transcripts of those videos anywhere? The sound is so bad I'm having trouble making out what they're saying.
I would've thought my subsequent suggestion of kneecapping children showed I was exaggerating for comic effect, but I guess not.
National's supporters don't care about the urgency thing. They voted for a Government to get things done, and they are. Democratic process is for pussies.
Also, unless conservatives know someone who's in the position of caring for a disabled person, they don't care. So obviously the solution is to kneecap every National voter's child.
Maybe 230 is the level at which you get a good bulk purchasing discount? Or that will fit in a certain area of casino floor that will be made available?
And I'll gladly accept any evidence of either of those answers. But for now it seems a bit suspect.
So they 230 number was arrived at purely to match Labour's number? That smacks of politicians who are only interested in point-scoring against the opposition and not in the interests of the public or the country.
No, no plans to continue the research. It was simply too time consuming to juggle with a full time job. I may do something similar in the future but nothing planned.
I think what you've noticed is what Currie admitted in the interview as the outcome of the "silly season." At the end and beginning of the year there's less hard news, and the paper resorts to more lifestyle, sport and entertainment stories. You can start to see it in Fig. 5 at my site where the colours on the front page change from categories like Social Issues to Entertainment and Lifestyle as the year nears its end.
However, we're now in April so the silly season should be well over with. Maybe they've relapsed and they're back to "trashier" fare, or maybe it's just your perception – which is what I set out to investigate with my project in the first place.
I should note if I get the time I'll add a new graphic to the site showing these results.
I'm the guy who did the 'Selling the News' infographic Shayne Currie was talking about on the show. I'm pleased he took the project in the way it was intended and was respectful of the results.
As to his contention that the Herald had improved since the redesign, I went back and looked at the data. He's right: Crime decreases from 10.5% of all stories before the redesign to 6.4% afterwards, which is a big change. Other significant results: Entertainment drops from 15.2% to 13.5%, Tragedy goes from 6.2% to 5.1%, and Sport falls from 12.3% to 11.5%. Lifestyle, however, increases from 11.1% to 13.9%, Social Issues drops slightly from 6.0% to 5.1%, and Self Promotion rises from 5.3% to 10.1% (which makes sense as they were promoting their new look and features).
I'd caution that these results are based on a smaller sample size than the rest of the year (Jan-9 Sep for pre redesign, 10 Sep-Dec for post redesign) and therefore aren't as robust as the overall results. But it seems like he's correct and the Herald is on a better path.