IKA Seafood Bar & Grill + the Coalition for Better Broadcasting
+ The Daily Blog present
Table Talk: Making Sense of the Campbell Live Affair
6pm Tuesday 14th April
Join host Wallace Chapman at IKA Seafood Bar and Grill, 3 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace for a public discussion on the implications for journalism and broadcasting with guests…
-Former head of TVNZ news and current affairs, Bill Ralston
– NZ Herald columnist Fran O’Sullivan
-Metro Editor Simon Wilson
-and blogger and media lecturer, Phoebe Fletcher
5 pm – bar opens, complimentary nibbles, Showtime 6 – 6.45 pm, followed by dinner service for those who have booked a table.
Seats are limited so the discussion will also be live streamed on thedailyblog.nz
To guarantee a place book a table for dinner – which will be served on a first-booked, first served basis after the show has broadcast. There will be some capacity for bar-only guests, but the doors will close once capacity is reached. Bookings can be made here.
“The threatened demise of Campbell Live demonstrates how fragile the position is of news and current affairs in a market-driven television environment. It further underlines the need for a state-funded public television broadcaster to ensure that quality news and current affairs programmes, which are the lifeblood of a vigorous democracy, do not disappear to satisfy the interests of corporate profit.
The Coalition for Better Broadcasting is calling on TV3 to be a responsible broadcaster and retain nightly current affairs in primetime.
Equally we’re calling on the Minister of Broadcasting to stop demanding profits from TVNZ and instead demand serious nightly current affairs.”
Coalition for Better Broadcasting
If you want to hear the smartest media minds discuss the ramifications of the Campbell Live Affair for public broadcasting and political journalism, watch online or turn up in person.
UPDATE: Tables are now booked out – limited space at the bar on the night available – be early