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Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM, and is that a good thing?

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  • Ian Dalziel,

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/86782357/editors-tell-the-commerce-commission-declining-media-merger-is-wrong
    These editors make much of "the communities we serve" yet I've noticed Fairfax's coverage of major events in Chchch has dropped away unless they sponsor it or it is a Fairfax Media Events event - it's a 'community of interest' they serve not actually all the people that make up a community...
    They enable Facebook and Google by publishing their own material on line to be reaggregated before the print edition comes out - for no good reason in many cases (ie: not time crucial information).
    They have lost their way!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    While most of our MSM are off chasing clickbait, RNZ still provides a glimmer of light at the end of an increasingly long and dark tunnel. My apologies if someone has posted this in another thread but I can’t find it anywhere.

    I’m referring to RNZ’s excellent work in exposing the widespread abuse of minors in State care between the 1950s and 1980s and this government’s attempts to either cover-up the scandal or at least to make it disappear as cheaply as possible. And damn the victims.

    Former Youth Court judge Carolyn Henwood (Dai’s mum) chaired the Confidential Listening and Assistance (CLAS) panel which spoke to more than 1100 victims who had been abused in state care, under the less than watchful eye of the Department of Social Welfare. Her detailed report which recommended an independent enquiry has effectively been shelved by the government.

    RNZ’s coverage began Wednesday morning with Kim Hill’s superb interview with Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley which began at 7:28am as a brief discussion before the 7:30am news. The Morning Report producers in their wisdom allowed the interview to run for a full 16 minutes, with Tolley finding herself increasingly out of her depth. Here’s one memorable exchange.

    Tolley: “Some of the claimants that have actually made claims and had claims settled have said that in some cases they experienced very good care.”

    Hill: “You mean, when they weren’t being raped or abused?"

    Tolley insists that the MSD, the reincarnation of the very department which oversaw the abuse, is somehow the correct body to provide victims with an impartial ear. If you haven’t heard that clip yet, please do yourself a favour. See also Toby Morris’ great cartoon (below) which nails the minister’s attitude.

    Kim Hill’s interview and in particular Tolley’s arrogance inspired a number of victims to contact RNZ. Kathryn Ryan opened Nine to Noon interviewing survivor Jazmine Bell who was disgusted with the Minister’s comments and her refusal to order an independent inquiry or a blanket apology to victims.

    Then add to the mix Aaron Smale’s excellent backgrounder which shows the lengths Tolley and Attorney-General Chris Finlayson have gone to to bury the report and avoid any embarrassing enquiry. The government appears determined to pick off vunerable victims by offering them a small settlement in exchange for signing a confidentiality agreement preventing them from ever speaking publicly about the abuse.

    "Make it go away."

    This is a national scandal which deserves this type of quality journalism. RNZ’s coverage has inspired other journalists to pick up the mantle, including Toby Manhire’s summary published by the Herald today.

    Journalism is still alive at RNZ. And Kim Hill is indeed a national treasure.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1232 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

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    Picaresque? Pitcairnesque? The Herald again....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 393 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

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    Geography fail at The Herald

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 393 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to John Farrell,

    Note also the headline’s victim-blaming femme fatale reference
    (“crash” should presumably have been added).

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1507 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    I note the NZ Herald site travels a day forward with their cartoon roundup today (the 21st) as well as inventing a new ’sheepish’ sounding date the 22th!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Alfie,

    Hopefully more to come on this topic this year, helped by some great investigative journalists.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

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    Meanwhile Stuff's grammatical decline continues. This clunker is on their front page at the moment.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1232 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alfie,

    This clunker is on their front page at the moment.

    Rather than get an ‘a & r’ man on the job, they’ve changed it to ‘boat man's’….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Alfie,

    Now the link text is corrected as "Catamaran dad's court no-show", though the headline still appears to refer to a daughter called Alan:

    Man who sailed across Tasman Sea with daughter, Alan Langdon, a no show at Te Awamutu District Court

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1507 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

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    Stuff appear to be channelling John Key’s accent here. Or maybe it's English's Southland drawl?

    Benfits. Right.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1232 posts Report Reply

  • Susan Snowdon,

    The Green Party and Labour are in a more formal relationship after singing a memorandum of understanding

    Thanks Herald. This I want to hear.

    Since Mar 2008 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Susan Snowdon,

    singing a memorandum of understanding...

    ... of course Labour has pedigree here (sort of)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

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    The Herald, again.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 393 posts Report Reply

  • Jarno van der Linden,

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    Maybe it is some sort of new time-share prison where you get to spend one month a year?

    Nelson • Since Oct 2007 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    My fave NZ headline (from the ODT) has always been "Police stoned during IRA raid"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Meanwhile over at Fairfax, Stuff have enlisted some geezer named Patrick Whittle (whose PhD thesis apparently addressed the egalitarian political implications of human evolutionary history, including sex/gender differences. ) to mansplain why ’Women are marching because the world really is becoming a scarier place for them’ – he really hammers the point home by getting Katherine ’Kate’ Sheppard’s name completely wrong :

    This country’s “suffragettes” and their supporters, led by Catherine “Kate” Shepherd, were motivated by a desire to achieve sexual equality and thereby reduce violence against women.

    what research worth a damn can he have done that he took any notice of?

    Even the caption writers/subs get in on the act!

    Suffragette Kate Shepherd was celebrated in "That Bloody Woman" at the Court Theatre last year.

    - has history been dropped as a subject in our schools?
    - do journalists not get $10 notes?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/89015522/women-are-marching-because-the-world-really-is-becoming-a-scarier-place-for-them

    Little wonder women are marching!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Sheppard's delight...
    Even when ya let them know not to propagate 'alternative facts' (or surname spellings) they still only fix half of them - seemingly Fairfax cannot afford 'find-and-replace' functions on their computers...

    Here's hoping a second comment will get through to them before the day is out.
    (I'm starting to wonder if I should invoice them for 'unsolicited proofreading services')

    ...and I will admit that Sheppard was born a 'Catherine' - but she preferred and used 'Katherine' insofar as I can find - so I'll defer to her choices.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    TV One News invented a new word last night 'expediate' !
    (in lieu of expedite)

    Matt Nippert's Herald story on Thiel's profitable (for him) VIF partnered deal has Thiel becoming a 'New Zeander'
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11794020

    and the Herald's Leader writer can't even spell Barack Obama's name (Barrack)!
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11794315

    Small blows against the empire of language and communication perhaps, but each one dilutes and diminishes... close enough ain't good enough.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    TV One News invented a new word last night 'expediate' !
    (in lieu of expedite)

    You're too kind.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Jarno van der Linden,

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    I don’t know if RNZ is being accurate, sloppy, or accidentally correct in regards to Mr Peters’ intentions.

    Nelson • Since Oct 2007 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Barry Soper really is losing it...

    ...Jackson's likely to be joined by his former Alliance colleague Laila Haare...

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11796352

    How hard can it be to get a public figure's name right?
    Especially when written by a longtime so-called 'political reporter'...
    To not even check it, let alone it getting past all the checks-and-balances that are supposed to be in place - sloppy, sloppy, sloppy...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    To be fair he’s been through an ordeal recently, but it’s indisputable that things have gone to the dogs when only the most pronounced error in a given paragraph now merits inclusion on The End of MSM thread:

    Jackson’s likely to be joined by his former Alliance colleague Laila Haare, who incredibly linked arms with Kim Dotcom at the last election, and who now acknowledges that the association tarnished her image. It seems it’s not tarnished enough for be part of the Labour team though.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 1975 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to mark taslov,

    Good help is so hard to get...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7153 posts Report Reply

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