Journalism is a critical part of a healthy democracy. But today it is under pressure from all sides – internet is changing how we consume media, entertainment is preferred to journalism, media owners scout round for new business models and the notions of a fourth estate or a public service falls through the cracks.
In New Zealand, political forces are taking advantage of this weakness to control and manipulate the stories we hear. It is getting harder and harder to do good public interest journalism and keep power in check. The threat to Campbell Live is a symptom of a wider crisis within the fourth estate.
Can we value journalism and informed debate in the age of the internet or must we hold to the media we have been used to while it clearly declines?
Alison McCulloch, Myles Thomas and Keith Ng will be panelists, leading a discussion on the direction of NZ journalism.
Some info on those attending-
Myles Thomas – Chief Executive of the Coalition for Better Broadcasting, a group that exists to promote the theft of taxpayer money to promote left wing propaganda. Beneficiary of socialist media orientated govt handouts. A television director specialising in ‘reality’ and ‘factual’ television genres
Alison McCulloch- A journalist and university lecturer who enthusiastically promotes the killing of babies in the womb and other left wing ideals
Keith Ng- Regular contributor to the extreme left Public Address blog. Enough said about Keith.
There’s going to be a lot of “diversity” at that meeting isn’t there readers?
Maybe they should quit the pretence and just call it a brainwashed communist get together where everyone agrees with everyone else.
We know what they want, and its nothing like a free media where diverse viewpoints are discussed. What they are, Fabian Socialists, tells us exactly what they want.