The Bad News Letter

Josh Drummond
It's about ethics in news media journalism
Created 09 Jan 2021
  • The Fifth Columnists
    12 Oct 2021 • 20 min read • 30 58
    This is a long one, so… Let’s begin with a series of interesting facts. Some extracts from the first-ever editorial of the New Zealand Herald, November 13, 1863, which is very concerned with the healt...
  • Shit Speech, 2021 Edition
    21 Sep 2021 • 17 min read • 3 1
    A while back - two years, in fact - I wrote an essay about a problem that had been bothering me for a long time. The news media, and the commentary served up alongside it, seemed saturated with stuff ...
  • It's 2021, and the NZ news media is still doing climate change denial
    10 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    The Spinoff’s Bulletin newsletter is always a banger, and the one that came hot on the heels of the IPCC’s catchily-named Sixth Assessment Report was no exception. The roundup was excellent, linking t...
  • Talkback radio's racism is a feature, not a bug
    28 Jan 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    People all over New Zealand are in shock at the news that someone said something racist on talkback radio. The shock, of course, mainly comes from the fact that there have been actual consequences for...
  • Chris Liddell: the NZ news media is not your laundromat
    09 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    It’s not a good time to be associated with Donald Trump, and so it’s probably not a good time to be White House Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell. But that hasn’t stopped the New Zealand news media ...
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