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Topic # 248017 7-Mar-2019 07:51
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Hi.

 

I noticed an opinion piece today published on the the NZ Herald website, which I'd read before.

 

I did a Google search and found they have now published the same "Opinion" piece 3 times in the past 8 months. Published on 08 Aug 2018, 01 Jan 2019 and again today.

 

 

 

 

Is republishing such things really necessary in such a short period?


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  Reply # 2192741 7-Mar-2019 07:56
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Easy content to publish, less effort required to fill their pages.. some would call it lazy..


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  Reply # 2192747 7-Mar-2019 08:20
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They don't hire journalists anymore. Just content collectors who can copy/paste.

 

They had an article recently about how the Harry Potter Cursed Child play was now playing locally.

 

"Locally" was Melbourne.

 

70% of their articles seem to be sourced from AU these days, nothing researched. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2192748 7-Mar-2019 08:22
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It's NZME. What do you expect?


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  Reply # 2193301 7-Mar-2019 23:47
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Your first mistake was thinking that it's actually a mature newspaper .....





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  Reply # 2193309 8-Mar-2019 03:32
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I recently saw a story about how to avoid getting ripped off by a plumber.

Turned out it was reprinted from the Washington Post. WTF?

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  Reply # 2193328 8-Mar-2019 07:28
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Over the last 10 years the NZ Herald has gone from being a great newspaper to simply becoming the Daily Mail NZ edition. The vast majority of content is just syndicated clickbait from the Daily Mail or news.com.au which drowns out the content from last few good journalists they have left.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2193382 8-Mar-2019 09:05
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I got another letter for a free trial offer for 3 months, i took up the last one for firelighters mainly......this round I'm not even going to bother with that approach.


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  Reply # 2193400 8-Mar-2019 09:18
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sbiddle:

 

Over the last 10 years the NZ Herald has gone from being a great newspaper to simply becoming the Daily Mail NZ edition. The vast majority of content is just syndicated clickbait from the Daily Mail or news.com.au which drowns out the content from last few good journalists they have left.

 

 

This part is critical - these 'isn't modern media so terrible' threads always slip into huge generalisations that tar the whole of a site's or newspaper's content with the same brush. 

 

I totally agree that the NZH - well, it's website, as the physical paper isn't nearly as bad - has become totally dominated by clickbait cr@p, but the company does have a number of excellent journalists still plugging away producing quality work, as well as a few decent columnists (not looking at MH here, that's for sure!).

 

That the Herald does such a good job of ensuring this content is hard to find simply feeds the 'it's all rubbish' narrative, so it needs to accept a lot of the responsibility for the loss of its reputation (along with getting rid of so many actual journalists etc...).


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  Reply # 2193466 8-Mar-2019 10:40
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hsvhel:

 

I got another letter for a free trial offer for 3 months, i took up the last one for firelighters mainly......this round I'm not even going to bother with that approach.

 

 

 

 

I did it last time for paper to go in the bottom of the rabbit hutch and cat litter box.


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  Reply # 2193490 8-Mar-2019 11:08
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Who are people following on social media for decent news these days?

 

I've gotten rid of stuff and herald because there was just so much garbage, but quite like seeing news item in my feed.


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  Reply # 2193498 8-Mar-2019 11:14
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chevrolux:

 

Who are people following on social media for decent news these days?

 

I've gotten rid of stuff and herald because there was just so much garbage, but quite like seeing news item in my feed.

 

 

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news

 

@rnz_news on twitter.


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  Reply # 2193500 8-Mar-2019 11:16
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RNZ's worth looking at; I don't use social media unless I have to, but am happy to get their notifications via their app. 


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  Reply # 2193512 8-Mar-2019 11:31
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sbiddle:

 

Over the last 10 years the NZ Herald has gone from being a great newspaper to simply becoming the Daily Mail NZ edition. The vast majority of content is just syndicated clickbait from the Daily Mail or news.com.au which drowns out the content from last few good journalists they have left.

 

 

This part is critical - these 'isn't modern media so terrible' threads always slip into huge generalisations that tar the whole of a site's or newspaper's content with the same brush. 

 

I totally agree that the NZH - well, it's website, as the physical paper isn't nearly as bad - has become totally dominated by clickbait cr@p, but the company does have a number of excellent journalists still plugging away producing quality work, as well as a few decent columnists (not looking at MH here, that's for sure!).

 

That the Herald does such a good job of ensuring this content is hard to find simply feeds the 'it's all rubbish' narrative, so it needs to accept a lot of the responsibility for the loss of its reputation (along with getting rid of so many actual journalists etc...).

 

 

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  Reply # 2193514 8-Mar-2019 11:34
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/

 

is good for news from across the ditch and a different perspective on international stories


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