NZ on Air has been given a large chunk of money for ‘independent current affairs’.
It should be called ‘feeding the echo chambers’.
Spinoff has a deal with RNZ, RNZ has a deal with Stuff, Newsroom has a deal with Herald, Herald has a deal with NZ on Air – it’s all a cosy club of corporate media and ‘public’ media sharing the same funding and content around and around and around so that the neoliberal myths that underpin the culture are endlessly regurgitated and never actually challenged.
This is a NZ on Air funded ‘news’ story on NZ Herald supporting Lotto, another state agency – NZ Media is like Game of Thrones, but with less dragons and more incest.
Clare Curran promised public broadcasting, all she’s done is fed the echo chambers and nothing resembling ‘independence’ will emerge.
That cup of coffee with Carol Hirschfeld was really expensive and all Clare’s come back with is 3 magic beans.