Fairfax and NZME should accept regulation

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

16 May, 2017

Dear Business Editor:

Business Editor Jane Atherton (7 May) notes that the rise of Google, Facebook and other social media have led to crippling declines in advertising revenue for print media. This seems to imply that media businesses like Fairfax and NZME should be able to overcome this threat by reworking their emphasis out of print and into digital.  Read the rest of this entry »


response to Gordon Campbell’s article of the media normalisation of Trump.

“Because it is deemed to be good for the citizenry to believe that there is nothing that cannot be resolved by a rational debate, conducted politely between parties who supposedly have the same democratic goals in mind. ”  Read the rest of this entry »

No nukes is the only good nukes

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

25 February, 2016

Dear Editor:

There are no “good nukes” or “less worrisome nuke tests”. Media headlines speak of the Iranian nuclear program and North Korean tests and provocative pronouncements, but relegate notes, if anything, on the continuing tests and huge budgets for nuclear weapon development in the USA and Russia, for example, to the inside pages.  That does not give a true picture of the current dangers of nuclear war and the headlines need to be adjusted. Read the rest of this entry »