Fairfax Media has appointed Mark Stevens to the role of editorial director.
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In a bold display of a commitment to objective journalism and solidarity with an NBR journalist, today has seen a landslide of journalists and media companies withdraw entries from the EY Business Journalism Awards after a badly handled conflict of interest.
While publications here and abroad have canned their comments section, Stuff has decided to continue fighting the trolls. Editor Patrick Crewdson explains why.
While giving a report about the suffering newspaper industry and the gradual decline of journalism, John Oliver provides a bit of hope for the profession through some journalism of his own.
Discussions on long-form journalism are quite often focused on large walls of text published on magazine-styled websites. And while there is no doubt that there is still a place for this type of storytelling, NZME has just launched a major long-form editorial project that leads with social and digital elements.
Inside the NZME newsroom: the Herald's Shayne Currie on video, investigative journalism and 'extraneous noises'
The StopPress editorial team recently took a tour of the new NZME offices and chatted to the NZ Herald's managing editor Shayne Currie, editor Murray Kirkness and NZME digital audience engagement general manager Lauren Hopwood about why the move made sense. And in case you were wondering, this story does have a reference to "extraneous noises" which likely came from a toilet in a room adjoined to a recording studio.
Fairfax's Campbell Mitchell on evolving journalism, news media's perception problem and the commercialisation of audiences—UPDATED
It's no secret that commercialising audiences is becoming more difficult in the modern context. Getting a full-page ad or a double-page spread into a newspaper is no longer as easy it once was. We talk to Fairfax marketing director Campbell Mitchell about the challenges he faces and what it takes to run a profitable media company today.
This year, Reporter without Borders will be releasing its 50th photography book promoting the freedom of information. And alongside the release of the book, the organisation has also released a short online film that juxtaposes how governments want us to see wars to how they actually are.
Data is, as they say, big. It’s everywhere. We’re all creating it all the time. And within all the data are stories. Millions and millions of stories. And to help us make sense of those stories, a new breed of data visualisation from the likes of Pitch Interactive's Wes Grubbs has arisen to deepen and broaden our understanding of the world around us. PLUS: some of our favourite data visualisations.
NZME's Shayne Currie: ‘We can’t expect that what we’ve done for the last 150 years will let us thrive in the future’
NZME confirmed today there would be a total of 15 redundancies across the business as part of its decision to bring news staff across radio, print and digital together in a single newsroom, which will house 280 employees.
2015 Magazine Media Awards: NZ Life & Leisure takes top honour, Bauer lands biggest haul and Ben Fahy claims all the credit
Last night, laptops across the magazine industry were closed a little earlier than usual as journalists, publishers, editors and sales people headed to Shed 10 to attend the 2015 Magazine Media Awards to celebrate another year of storytelling across print, online and events. 44 awards were handed out over the course of the event, and it was a particularly good night for NZ Life & Leisure and StopPress/NZ Marketing's Ben Fahy.
Future tense: Stuff's projects team on visual journalism, reporters working with developers and unusual faces in the newsroom
Following on from our story on the work of NZ Herald data editor Harkanwal Singh, we recently also got glimpse of some of the work that the Stuff projects team is doing in the data journalism space. Stuff projects editor John Hartevelt chats about why the newsroom will become increasingly occupied by specialists not traditionally associated with journalism.
In an ongoing series, StopPress talks to a range of newsmakers currently trying to shine lights into dark places while also keeping their own lights on and looks at whether commercial realities are leading to editorial compromise. Next up, Damien Venuto talks with the NZ Herald's data editor Harkanwal Singh about turning big data into accessible journalism.
Future Tense: Radio New Zealand's Paul Thompson on going commercial, the rise of podcasting and the importance of state-funded journalism
In a new series, StopPress talks to a range of newsmakers currently trying to shine lights into dark places while also keeping their own lights on and looks at whether commercial realities are leading to editorial compromise. First up, Radio New Zealand chief executive Paul Thompson chats about why it's unlikely for the state-funded broadcaster to go fully commercial.
In March, the story broke that Yahoo would be releasing all of its editorial staff as part of a restructuring process that would create five new roles, which these previous staff members could apply for. Until now, the regional executives in charge of this restructure have not commented to the media about what the changes have entailed or why the the website had decided to rethink its business operations. After several requests for interviews, Yahoo 7 chief executive for Australia and New Zealand Ed Harrison recently chatted to StopPress about the changes and what they mean for the company.