29 Feb 2024

Journalist David Farrier reflects on Newshub closure

From First Up, 5:47 am on 29 February 2024

There's been a lot of troubling news for New Zealand's media in recent years. But yesterday there was the shock announcement that Newshub is to close all its newsroom operations in New Zealand from the end of June. Warner Brothers Discovery - which owns Newshub - says the economic downturn has been severe and a hoped for bounceback in revenue hasn't come. Newshub - formerly Three News - was journalist David Farrier's home for about a decade. And he joins us now from L.A.