28 May 2019

Pike River reporting, impact on families

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 28 May 2019

Media commentator Gavin Ellis and Kathryn discuss a study by two VUW law professors if the impact of reporting on the families of Pike River mine disaster victims, which makes damning reading. Also a publicly-funded group of journalists is to be recruited to fill gaps in local government reporting deserted by mainstream media, and former political editor, Tracy Watkins has been appointed editor of the Sunday Star Times. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz