Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Orcon IRL 5: Media and Journalism

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  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, if you're wondering where that pic comes from, it's John Oliver's 20-minute epic epic from last week about the state of journalism. The two journalists in our house were just lying on the floor moaning by the end of it ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Old man question...
    ... what's a RAM DANCEHALL?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    A shiny gem from in the comments on John Oliver’s video:
    "Funny, isn't it, that our world needs Clark Kent a lot more than Superman."

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Old man question...
    ... what's a RAM DANCEHALL?

    It's a reggae colloquialism for a crowded and popular venue :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    aah!
    Reggae Accessed Memories...
    I'll be part of the vaster raster colloquium!
    Reespek!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Josie McNaught,

    Well gotta say - freshly empowered with my LLB - and about to embark on a new career - I have had some interest from employers BECAUSE I have worked as a journo so I'm maybe more hardened to the world (I can interview clients that's for sure) and I could bang on about being 'mature' but you get my drift.... maybe journos in this country anyway can't be journos forever and need career#2??? If for no other reason than because the cents per word rate for a feature back in 1998 when I started freelancing was 45-50 cents and today 19 years later it's - hallooooo the same..... I think even flipping burgers has had a pay rise....so what message is that sending folks???

    Auckland • Since Oct 2012 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Josie McNaught,

    so what message is that sending folks???

    ...Talk is cheap?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Kevin McCready,

    Wouldn't it be nice if the conference agreed that the single biggest media problem, and by extension that of the world, has been the childish attachment to relativism - thus a journo's job is not to find and report truth, but to report "sides" and give them equal weight? This stupidity is neatly encapsulated by Patrick Gower who states he is an entertainer in a pantograph interview.

    Auckland • Since Jun 2013 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Josie McNaught, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Well it certainly means that "journalism" (crickey - whatever that is these days) is not valued like other professions. So it's not the talk it is the content - look at how much 'free' content you get in a paper these days - in the Herald from the Rant and Rave column to the soapbox opinion pieces to the stories driven by All Blacks on Twitter...

    Auckland • Since Oct 2012 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I love the news…
    ‘Pining’ for the old days…

    Been checkin’ out the news, Until my eyeballs fail to see…
    ‘Frank’ news coverage…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Kevin McCready,

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    This stupidity is neatly encapsulated by Patrick Gower who states he is an entertainer in a pantograph interview.

    Entertainer? I guess that's mostly true.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1436 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,


    Now that's entertainment - Who needs books?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    Patrick Gower who states he is an entertainer in a pantograph interview

    must be different to this one, then, where he denies everything he does.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

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