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Investing in quality journalism: Shayne Currie on NZ Herald Focus’ award-winning audience growth
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It’s been just over a year since NZME launched the NZ Herald Focus brand and now, it’s celebrating a win at the International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress in New York. With the award recognising how the new brand has tapped into a new audience for NZ Herald, we speak to managing editor Shayne Currie about how it’s managed to do that and why news video is so important.

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NZME’s ‘transformation’ to survive in today’s media climate
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Media boundaries are being pushed every minute of every day, in every country around the world. Whether it’s new entrants to market, the role traditional media plays, or how quickly media organisations can adapt to changing audience consumption patterns, sitting still is not an option. So where does that leave New Zealand media organisations like NZME? Transformation. Big word. Big job. Big change – and big difference.

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The foreign connection: does it matter that over a quarter of Stuff and Herald online readers are located abroad?—UPDATED
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Research from Nielsen shows that approximately 25 percent of unique online visitors to the Stuff website and 29 percent to the NZ Herald in the month of October came from readers located outside New Zealand. So are advertisers aware of the high proportion of international visitors and are they taking it into account when purchasing ads on these news sites? And also, how are publishers monetising their international audiences?

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NZME gives the Herald’s data journalism a new home
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“Data journalism is absolutely critical to our future,” said NZME managing editor Shayne Currie when speaking to StopPress about the restructure of NZME’s news teams. As part of the shift to a more digital-centric publishing operation, Currie said NZME would be investing more into data journalism in the near future. And this seems to have now come to fruition with the launch of Insights, a website dedicated to the Herald’s data journalism.

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Future tense: Dallas Gurney on starting out as a cart boy, leading Newstalk ZB and taking on branded content
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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. Next up, Damien Venuto talks with NZME’s Dallas Gurney about his new role and how he sees branded content existing alongside journalism.

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