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Media Awareness

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:35 am Fri 23rd March 2018

The media face within the country is undergoing some significant changes.

This is a subject I’ve posted on before and it has upset some of our previous regular commenters, mainly because this has conflicted with the way they approach their use of the internet. Habits can die hard but we live in a dynamic fast paced environment and we need to keep pace with these changes.

There are two that need particular mention at this time;

ThIs Article posted during the week, from is a good illustration of what we might expect from a website that is one of the rising Feminist media outlets.

I’m waiting to see if this turns into a stoush between lawyers and the media, but expect this site to develop into a trial by media organization.

The second and more concerning issue is the content sharing arrangement between Radio NZ and the blog The Spinoff.

This has to be a major conflict for New Zealand journalism, media independence, and their own duty of self analysis. It will be interesting to watch their opinions evolve on this, but it has to be said that we can now no longer rely on the public broadcaster as an independent voice, when they have tied themselves to what is considered the ideological left’s goto place, for utopian thought, and news for the informed radical hipster.

Once again I’m highlighting the growing need for men, and apparently old white men who appear to be the villains this week, to be aware of the increasing need to be our own media.

The history of this site, that has all too often seen men, unwilling or in fear of sharing their personal experience because of the social clouds of Feminist discontent, should be a constant reminder of why.

4 Responses to “Media Awareness”

  1. Brad says:

    So true, in the first instance stop buying the herald, dont subscribe to stuff; Many think its just feminist crap

  2. Downunder says:

    Correct me if you think overwise but has anyone seen a single incident make as much progress in our attempt to shift media mediocrity as Clare Curren’s Ministerial corruption.

    For once the acid has fallen on their (individual participants) wellbeing and media have drawn a battleline with Government over this incident.

    As human beings they have been forced to recognise their vulnerability without their professional alliances.

    Collectively it’s blown a shakey primeminister apart trying to uphold the feminist ideal that women should stick together, as well as pull the rug from under Genter’s Gender Campaign to sideline old white men. Which is just as well as the wider implications of that discrimination, we would rather not think about, but we’ll be waiting a long time for the apology.

    The Easter of 2018 has been a strange resurrection of a degree of professional analysis that we haven’t seen for a long time.

    Could be an interesting week ahead.

  3. Downunder says:

    One of the issues that concerns me at this time is the swill of new young journalists being pumped out of techs at this time.

    It you look at a child entering school in 1999 being a journalist in 2019 they have known nothing other than a fast paced technology environment and the rapid introduction of digital media and social media.

    They’re intelligent young workers, and you would expect them to be very capable of doing their job, within the context of how they’ve been taught to fit into the digital age and digital media.

    What I expect is that these modern apprentices will live in an isolated world of snapshot reporting around their main diet which is politicaly spoon fed.

    Once again this points to the need to be our own media.

    Men are not the pulse of the nation in terms of what is financially profitable for the media. Largely the nation is oblivious to causes and trends that need to be addressed.

    This goes hand in hand with the isolated inclinations of men’s organizations to operate in a social silo.

  4. Downunder says:

    … expect this site to develop into a trial by media organisation.

    Here’s the follow up

    Note: That in their article links to the Newsroom Blog.

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