Like all news media New Zealand’s independent Scoop Media is working through the challenges, and the opportunities, thrown up by a changing media landscape. To address these issues Scoop editor Alastair Thompson has launched a Operation Chrysalis – a public conversation about the state of New Zealand’s media. Further elements will be launched throughout the rest of January and February but already in train are these three opportunities to participate.
Firstly a survey for Scoop users whether readers, suppliers of content invites answers to questions about how Scoop should evolve and more generally what is needed in the media for a healthy democracy.
Next is an opportunity to become part of the Scoop Support Crew. The support crew is for readers and contributors to Scoop who are keen to assist Scoop to get even better. Some of the discussions are for Support Crew members only and you can request to join the support crew here.
Finally the Public Conversation is a series of published articles as part of the state of the media debate. Thompson has framed the debate and talks about the journey from early journalism to the present day and Alison McCulloch surveys her favourite critics of the News Media, and concludes it’s time to give up on the corporate media. If you would like to submit an article and to be part of the conversation here is the link.
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On issue after issue Scoop’s coverage is broader and deeper than other NZ media outlets and the content is organised and curated to support critical citizenship. No other New Zealand news outlet links consistently to source material and none allows you to see material from Ministers, political parties and civil society organisations together to allow a 360 degree view of current and historical issues.