The Press Council is weighing different fee levels for bloggers and digital media organisations starting in the hundreds of dollars for non-commercial organisations. Bloggers could also be considered as representative members if they become significant funders, the council’s executive committee chair says.
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The days of the digital wild west could be numbered, if the Law Commission has its way. In its latest paper News Media Meets New Media, the commission has proposed a single regulator across all types of news media in New Zealand. One “independent of both government and the news industry,” that will outline the standards and accountabilities that it believes should apply to all news media and bloggers, in the digital age.