New Zealanders are wary of misinformation

For two years, I have been researching trust in news in New Zealand with my colleague Greg Treadwell at AUT. Our research is done in collaboration with Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism. Our new article about trust – a slippery concept – is published in Kōtuitui New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, andContinue reading “New Zealanders are wary of misinformation”

Trust in news in New Zealand erodes

Our second Trust in News in New Zealand report was published on April 29, 2021. The report is produced by the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD), and it is authored by me and Dr Greg Treadwell. The report finds that the trust in news in New Zealand dropped in 2021, onlyContinue reading “Trust in news in New Zealand erodes”

The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity

New Zealand media sector is facing the biggest structural changes in a decade as the whole news ecosystem is in serious trouble. This means that New Zealand is likely to see shrinking number of media companies in 2020, the latest JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2019 finds. The New Zealand government is mulling anContinue reading “The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity”

News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake

News companies are making a mistake by continuing distribute their content on Facebook. My new report: Google, Facebook and New Zealand news media: The problem of platform dependency found that a quarter of New Zealand news companies website traffic came from Facebook, and 53% from Google and social media platforms. The report finds that news companies have trappedContinue reading “News companies Facebook news distribution a mistake”