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RNZ Mediawatch: Lasting Impressions – when papers were the only news


A lengthy piece on Ian Grant and his new book chronicling the role newspapers played in the early years of New Zealand. This was a welcome relief from the Bridges-Ross Mess

A useful accompanying article on the RNZ website see link above

The days of printed newspapers may be numbered in the digital era, but until the 1920s there were no other news media at all – and New Zealanders were eager readers. Historian and author Ian F Grant tells Mediawatch about what we can learn from the papers of a century ago.

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