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  Reply # 1258208 14-Mar-2015 02:01
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New father killed when tree hit his truck 

Not to make light of that family's tragedy, but the moron who wrote that headline (as in the URL) makes it appear that the tree was the active participant in this accident.




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  Reply # 1258216 14-Mar-2015 07:24
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DarthKermit: New father killed when tree hit his truck 

Not to make light of that family's tragedy, but the moron who wrote that headline (as in the URL) makes it appear that the tree was the active participant in this accident.


the strange thing is that the Herald also got it wrong to, reporting it as a father was killed crashing his car after hitting the tree.  




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  Reply # 1302671 12-May-2015 12:21
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Today's overhyped and sensationalised headline: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Wellington.

No, that's a little light surface flooding in a couple of places, due to drains not taking the flow.  I imgaine the water was gone within a hour or so.

This (Queensland Floods of 2010/2011) is "major flooding".

I really with the media would stop over-hyping everything all the time...

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  Reply # 1302675 12-May-2015 12:28
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jamesrt: Today's overhyped and sensationalised headline: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Wellington.

No, that's a little light surface flooding in a couple of places, due to drains not taking the flow.  I imgaine the water was gone within a hour or so.

This (Queensland Floods of 2010/2011) is "major flooding".

I really with the media would stop over-hyping everything all the time...


"Puddles Everywhere in Wellington, But Gone Now" and "Surface Water: Only a Little Bit Though", does not sell unfortunately.  They could have picked 500 other headlines from around the world that are infinitely more important than light rain in New Zealand though.





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  Reply # 1302726 12-May-2015 13:21
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DravidDavid: "Puddles Everywhere in Wellington, But Gone Now" and "Surface Water: Only a Little Bit Though", does not sell unfortunately. 

Technically, it doesn't "sell" anyway (not to me), as I gave up buying the paper 4 years ago wgen it was obviously turning into little more value than what it eventually got used for - pet pee collector.  I'd be really interested in seeing the stats for the number of subscriptions over the last (say) 5 years.

DravidDavid: They could have picked 500 other headlines from around the world that are infinitely more important than light rain in New Zealand though.

Agreed.

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  Reply # 1302913 12-May-2015 15:51
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In every occupation or trade I've been involved with there has been a code of ethics, which was required to be followed to stay competent within the profession. Like say plumbers are supposed to do work that doesn't leak, doctor's shouldn't kill people, engineers should build bridges that don't fall down, accountants shouldn't fiddle the books, etc.

Is there like a minimum standard for journalists? Like elementary spelling? Or attempts at fact seeking or checking? Is it ethical to buy a story, or deceive that one is a journalist? Should we have a minimum standard of journalism? Freedom of press shouldn't have to mean there is no standard surely?

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  Reply # 1304876 14-May-2015 02:52
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Stuff (and the Herald, for that matter) live off advertising revenue, so the clickbait tendency is always going to be there. To compare, the aformentioned Radio New Zealand and BBC are funded with public money, so they're going to produce higher quality content.

Complaing about Stuff is a bit like walking in the rain and moaning when you get wet.

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  Reply # 1305158 14-May-2015 14:03
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NZHerald: "Unmanned rubbish truck smashes into Auckland building"

OMG testing self drive heavy vehicles on our roads!

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  Reply # 1305164 14-May-2015 14:08
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1eStar: In every occupation or trade I've been involved with there has been a code of ethics, which was required to be followed to stay competent within the profession. Like say plumbers are supposed to do work that doesn't leak, doctor's shouldn't kill people, engineers should build bridges that don't fall down, accountants shouldn't fiddle the books, etc.

Is there like a minimum standard for journalists? Like elementary spelling? Or attempts at fact seeking or checking? Is it ethical to buy a story, or deceive that one is a journalist? Should we have a minimum standard of journalism? Freedom of press shouldn't have to mean there is no standard surely?

The dictionary definition of professional requires membership of a professional body with a code of ethics. Technically speaking if you are not a member of such a body then you are not a professional. So on an individual level there is that. On the editorial level you have orgs like the press council to complain to.

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  Reply # 1305170 14-May-2015 14:19
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NZHerald: Two Auckland toll road tunnels to close 

For a couple of hours to upgrade some signalling.

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  Reply # 1305367 14-May-2015 19:09
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Sharing these links only further validates the approach...

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  Reply # 1305450 14-May-2015 20:34
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throbb: NZHerald: Two Auckland toll road tunnels to close 

For a couple of hours to upgrade some signalling.


I noticed that too.  This is such a good example of the herald's sensationalist titles.





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  Reply # 1305459 14-May-2015 20:49
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jamesrt: Today's overhyped and sensationalised headline: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Wellington.

No, that's a little light surface flooding in a couple of places, due to drains not taking the flow.  I imgaine the water was gone within a hour or so.

This (Queensland Floods of 2010/2011) is "major flooding".

I really with the media would stop over-hyping everything all the time...


More than just a couple of puddles. Clearly you didn't see the flooding.

Oh it took a life I supposed that is nothing also, really sometimes this site just............




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  Reply # 1305509 14-May-2015 22:16
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jamesrt: Today's overhyped and sensationalised headline: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Wellington.

No, that's a little light surface flooding in a couple of places, due to drains not taking the flow.  I imgaine the water was gone within a hour or so.

This (Queensland Floods of 2010/2011) is "major flooding".

I really with the media would stop over-hyping everything all the time...


More than just a couple of puddles. Clearly you didn't see the flooding.


That post was three days ago, when it was just puddles.





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  Reply # 1305510 14-May-2015 22:16
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DravidDavid:
throbb: NZHerald: Two Auckland toll road tunnels to close 

For a couple of hours to upgrade some signalling.


I noticed that too.  This is such a good example of the herald's sensationalist titles.


Following the link got: "Auckland toll road tunnel closure". That's more in line with convention.

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