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For National news... Tell me if you find one. I don't think there's a competent online news service for NZ national news.


I find Twitter pretty useful for that.  Or at the least it's useful for getting a wide variety of viewpoints on a single topic very quickly so you can decide your own perspective.

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It's like a real life soap opera sometimes. Like the story last week about the author who made comments about the government. In one day there were so many "live" updates it felt like a TV drama. Meanwhile hundreds die in Nigeria - who cares?





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The 64 million dollar question: How much would you be prepared to pay daily for a responsible and reliable locally based news service providing national and international?



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KiwiNZ: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/65665725/child-dies-in-one-of-days-two-fatal-crashes


The story is back up and they have published a corrective statement at the bottom of the story
I see that now.  Still think an apology should have been given




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That Facebook page is hilarious!  I thought the NZ Herald was the worst.

You would think if you wrote for a living, you would care a little more about getting it right.





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gehenna: Sure is owned by Fairfax



I am very very happy the ODT is not on that list 

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Talkiet: For International news - Al Jazeera.

For National news... Tell me if you find one. I don't think there's a competent online news service for NZ national news.

Cheers - N


Simple http://www.radionz.co.nz/news.  They also have this talky thing.

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gehenna:
Talkiet: 
For National news... Tell me if you find one. I don't think there's a competent online news service for NZ national news.


I find Twitter pretty useful for that.  Or at the least it's useful for getting a wide variety of viewpoints on a single topic very quickly so you can decide your own perspective.



Hahahahahahaha .... oh wait you're serious.  Sure ok.

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All they seem to promote are tales of "death, danger and disease". Just looking at the headlines right now (1:40pm - 2 Feb)

- Son on Murder Charge
- $30m gambling fraud charges
- Bar patrons watch office sex romp
- Council cash crisis
- Star's sword murder charge

4 out of 5 are crime/legal related.  Easy stories to write and promote. While I am sure all these stories have their place, somewhere, in a newspaper this is such tabloid stuff and not serious news.

 

 

 

 




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Tinshed: All they seem to promote are tales of "death, danger and disease". Just looking at the headlines right now (1:40pm - 2 Feb)

   


I'm sure there are some stories about kittens and reality TV "stars".

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Glassboy:

Hahahahahahaha .... oh wait you're serious.  Sure ok.


Sure am.  Depends greatly on who you're following.  

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gzt: The 64 million dollar question: How much would you be prepared to pay daily for a responsible and reliable locally based news service providing national and international?


No idea, except that I would pay for it.

There is an investigative journalism publication in France with a $100/year subscription that sounds like it is doing pretty well (it had a significant investment from a wealthy benefactor to get started though). Interestingly a publication like that is even more badly needed in France, who as I understand it have no legislative equivalent of our OIA. I would easily pay twice that for a serious independent hard news outlet.




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I keep pondering registering something like

curatedstuff.co.nz

Where a group of people would weed out the stories about kittens and irrelevant guff about celebrities ("The week in celebrity Instagrams" - I'm not making that up!) and publish a list of current stuff.co.nz articles which actually qualify (to me!) as news.

I'd also assign all stories a laziness metric and a score for apparent research so a news post along the lines of "QANTAS A380 CRASHES: DEVELOPING STORY" which is based on a twitter status update from an unknown person would score incredibly low on both those metrics.

But then I figured it would be a fulltime job and clearly there's a business benefit to having horribly inaccurate news biased towards celebrity gossip so couldn't be stuffed. (See what I did there? :-)

Cheers - N

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Talkiet: 

Where a group of people would weed out the stories about kittens and irrelevant guff about celebrities ("The week in celebrity Instagrams" - I'm not making that up!) and publish a list of current stuff.co.nz articles which actually qualify (to me!) as news.



I once read a "top ten comments of the week", there were several comments included that made no sense, not even when you found the original "news" article and looked at them in context. 

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