The Government will redirect nearly $85 million per year from NZ On Air to the new mega-media entity formed from TVNZ-RNZ.
Ummmm, isn’t Spin-offs hysteria against the public broadcasting gains made by Willie Jackson a tad self-interested?
Didn’t Spin-off get $6 million from NZ on Air? So when the Spin-off is critical of NZ on Air losing its funding that the Spin-off gets, the Spin-off is really being critical about how much money they are about to lose?
How is this journalism?
The actual tensions between the Minister and TVNZ is over TVNZ accepting RNZ will be the new editorial and journalism standard within the new public broadcasting agency, this is good because we want better journalism not more vacant Seven Sharp bullshit!
BTW how good is it having John Campbell hosting TVOne News right now?
We need a string public broadcaster with the best journalism because we’ve seen the danger of disinformation and misinformation!
Facebook and Google have taken the advertising revenue that kept journalism alive while providing a platform that allows fake news and propaganda to flourish!
Use the people causing the disinformation to pay for the journalism to correct them!
State funded journalism has the reek of bias and that has been a criticism of the current NZ on Air Journalism Fund.
A journalism fund funded by ring fenced tax from the media industry is a solution to counter the mad extremism being grown by social media hate algorithms.
Treasury doesn’t want to ring fence the tax for Journalism, but Grant should step in and tell them otherwise!
Social Media hate algorithms are a threat to our common sense of reality, we need Fourth Estate Journalism that is well funded and healthy, this is a solution that makes the creators of that misinformation pay for the Journalism to inoculate is from their product!
These companies are the new Gods and listen to no single Government. Watch the following in horror.
I’m not looking for socialism here folks, I’m just looking for basic regulated capitalism!
The mind warping monopoly positions of power these Tech companies have established must be challenged, not negotiated with!
If Labour can successfully negotiate a meaningful arrangement that can pump $40m into public fund journalism annually, it will be the first industry they’ve managed to successfully regulate since coming to office!
This matters because the current $50Million Public Interest Journalism Fund over 3 years via NZ on Air has become tainted as a source of Government propaganda as opposed to journalism.
The Spin-off screaming about losing money is just the icing on the cake.
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