Why Journalism Still Really Matters

Very simply put, in order to have an equal society, we need to have ‘neutral watchdogs’; this is meant to be the role of our media which help us to make informed decisions.

However, with the introduction of the internet and technology changes, plus a massive cultural shift towards throwaway reality television and entertainment – media networks are under tight pressure to deliver higher ratings and therefore higher profits.

This is having a direct effect on our local journalism and media landscape.

Joining us for this discussion was Paula Penfold (3D), Mike McRoberts (TV3) and Dr. Valentina Cardo (University of Auckland). Watch the video below for the highlights.

Or for the full discussion please listen to the mp3 of the event.