Future of the media

12-2pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
WG Atrium, Level 2, Sir Paul Reeves Building
AUT City Campus 

Have your say about the future of the New Zealand's media. 

Is having a strong, independent media an essential part of a functioning democracy? What is the role of the 'Fourth Estate' in today's world? Are the media doing a good job of keeping citizens informed?

​​In recent years the media landscape has been dramatically altered by the explosion of digital publishing, radical shifts in where advertising dollars are spent, and a funding freeze on public broadcasting, amongst other things. There is a growing sense that balanced public interest media and journalism may be at risk. 

ActionStation and the Coalition for Better Broadcasting have joined forces with a diverse group of six industry experts to run a crowdfunded public inquiry into the current state, and future prospects, of public interest broadcasting and media in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

This is one of a series of collaborative workshops being held around the country. The opinions of the public and media experts will be compiled into a report on the state of public broadcasting and media, with a short list of recommendations for how it can be improved, to present to the Government before Budget Day on May 25th. ​

Everyone welcome. 

More info: www.makeourmediabetter.org.nz

 

Last updated: 17-Mar-2017 4.15pm

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