Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Members of the Press

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  • Tom Semmens,

    Question: Is TV3 News the television front end for the Whaleoil blog? If so, where does it fit?

    Sevilla, Espana • Since Nov 2006 • 2217 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Curtis,

    I thought the Whaleoil blog was a side bar for the Heralds entertainment column.

    When you have a large business with substantial assets you have to use unusual methods to get risky stories out there . Especially those involving people with a litigious reputation

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 314 posts Report Reply

  • lprent, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    I thought they were all wholly owned subsidaries of National Inc?

    Since May 2008 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to lprent,

    National Inc?

    Ha! National Ink.... geddit ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    The Press Council having more say over where compelled notices of correction/retraction are published is a great development. No more hiding the retraction in two column inches on A8 below the fold when the original sin was the whole front page.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster,

    Groucho Marx.

    Clubs.

    'Nuff said?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Moz, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    The Press Council having more say over where compelled notices of correction/retraction are published is a great development.

    That is very good news. Having had that experience, another common one is to put it in a couple of lines at the end of an editorial. Complete waste of time for all concerned, except the lawyers.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1232 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    My experiences with the Press Council is that they are weak as shit when it comes to inflammatory material eg when I registered a complaint about ACT acolyte Garry Mallet running a series of columns fostering race hatred under the guise of a 'Paid Advertisement' in a local community newspaper. The PC acknowledged that the columns were unfair and unethical but declined to do anything about them.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    This certainly shows Fairfax and TRN in their true colours. I'm not sure how independent and free of obligations to their news sources holding love-ins with the National party in the venue of one of the Nats favourite pork recipients is.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    If the Press Council is toothless, then what about the Commerce Commission?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • David Reade,

    In particular, Justice minister Judith Collins and Broadcasting minister Craig Foss rejected the Commission’s central proposal: that existing media standards bodies – the Broadcasting Standards Authority and the New Zealand Press Council plus the broadcasters’ new online standards spawn, OMSA – should be rolled up into a single, independent cross-media regulator.

    Pity, that.

    wellington • Since Apr 2012 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    they oft prefer a liquid diet :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

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