NZ media survived the Covid-19 with a little help

On December 7, 2020, AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) published its 10th New Zealand media ownership report which I co-edited. The report is publicly available on the research centre’s website.

The report shows that the country’s media survived the Covid-pandemic “with a little help from friends — and even frenemies: the government, readers and Google”, as I write in The Conversation article.

Most of the New Zealand’s media outlets received support from the Government’s wage subsidy scheme, including online/print publishers NZME and Stuff, and broadcasting companies TVNZ and MediaWorks. Additionally, some news outlets received emergency funding from Google.