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The Detail – a podcast from RNZ/ Newsroom: Paying for online news


A Podcast from RNZ and Newsroom

This podcast was summarised on the RNZ website thus:

The days when all your news was free on the internet are changing. The NZ Herald is now charging for premium content – and there are plenty of people willing to pay for good journalism.

The key here is good journalism. I personally consider that the NZ herald has overpriced it’s product and has put a lot of dross behind the paywall.

Communications lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, Merja Myllylahti, says the New Zealand Herald risks turning readers to their biggest digital competitor, Stuff.

In fact, the first full month of digital news websites’ audience numbers since the paywall was introduced shows the Herald dipping and Stuff gaining in both unique viewers and page views


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According to Newsroom,

Newsroom has been commissioned by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund to produce a new daily news podcast designed to explain the stories behind the headlines. 

Called ‘The Detail’, it aims to help listeners dive deeper into the big stories to help give an understanding of what’s really going on. We will pick out the news that matters and explain it in detail and in context.

The Detail will be fronted by journalists Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton, and produced by Alexia Russell. We will be drawing on not only Newsroom’s award-winning journalists, but the best reporters from throughout the country; along with experts in their fields.


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