Public media reporting of local government

From the IRM Design Report 2018-2020: Strengthen high-quality public media reporting of local government.

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by AdminOGPPN on March 10, 2021 at 12:33PM

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  • Posted by JaneT April 18, 2021 at 08:03

    The dwindling numbers of the public voting in local body elections can be attributed in good part to minimal media coverage of local government activities (unless it’s clickbait-worthy). People need to understand how cities and towns function, and media coverage should complement (or challenge) council’s own advertising of its activities.
  • Posted by annesb July 14, 2021 at 07:52

    Media should be able to complement or challenge Council's own advertising and communication of council activities . Reports of council meetings used to carry more details of minutes of meeting, more transparency. We read back over newspapers in our wonderful Papers Past National Library NZ and can see the transparency in the reporting of Council meetings. That has changed considerably over the last ten years so that it has become minimum coverage. This creates out there myths, frustrations and views that everyone is being muzzled and controlled.
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