A snackable summary of interesting things that have happened in and around our industry over the last month or so.
- In light of World News Day on May 2, Stuff reflected on a number of major news stories this year that highlight the power of journalism.
- NZME and the New Zealand Herald deployed their much-anticipated premium paywall and industry commentary has been ongoing. One Plus One understands the initiative is tracking well and it is meeting expectations. However, for more details regarding NZ Herald and its challenges, Tim Murphy provides an insightful summary.
- In early May, RNZ’s Guyon Espiner revealed his resignation from Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report. A fellow RNZ colleague compiled highlights and unforgettable moments over the last five years of working with him.
- Former British Prime Minister Theresa May finally admitted defeat and announced her resignation. Ironically, after a strong seven-minute speech, the moment she started crying was the key focus that dominated most media outlets.
- The Voyager Media Awards were held earlier this month showcasing the best of New Zealand’s journalism. Our Managing Director Kelly Bennett attended the ceremony and had the pleasure of sitting next to National Business Review’s Calida Stuart-Menteath who was named the business journalist of the year.
- Click on this link to view the iconic BT Commercial: History of Advertising Trust and see why it is still regarded as one of the best ad campaigns of all time.
- Journalists at MediaWorks are bracing for a restructure after an email was leaked, revealing the shake-up of the newsroom that will include cost-cutting measures.
- Regional reporting is set to get a boost with the introduction of a $1m pilot scheme. New Zealand media have elected to launch this scheme with the aim of filling the gaps in reporting.
- Oscar-winning Kiwi-born Anthony McCarten (who wrote screenplays for notable films including ‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘The Darkest Hour’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) provides thought-provoking and engaging perspectives on the structure of storytelling and gaining confidence throughout his stellar career. Check it out here.