Posts by Sam Smith
Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,
Call me radical, but I genuinely think it is time for a non profit "people" owned national news only broadcaster. Successive Govs under Labour and National have shown no real interest in funding public service content, and have expected TVNZ to return massive dividends to them, while National now pretty much just expect them to operate for profit and nothing else. This is supposed to be our state-owned national broadcaster. As a student studying this area at the moment, I also feel countries overseas have stolen a march on NZ when it comes to the value of their state channels, with many also expanding to use their channels as public diplomacy tools internationally, something to consider as well, because at the moment I don't think we are getting much value out of TVNZ.