Gavin Ellis with his thoughts on what is happening to news values. He says the tests that his generation of journalists applied in order to rank stories by importance seem to have gone out the digital window. Also, the annual JMAD (The AUT Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy) report on the state of New Zealand media ends with a warning about the power of Google and Facebook while, across the Tasman, Australia’s competition watchdog this week recommended a major crackdown on the platforms.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org