Social Media generated stories

September 18th, 2011 at 11:40 am by David Farrar

Has the sacked all their staff and now just sit there reading social ? Probably too harsh a call, but look at just today’s stories:

I’m all for reporting on news-worthy stuff found in , but there is a balance.

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13 Responses to “Social Media generated stories”

  1. Viking2 (11,561 comments) says:

    You missed this one. :lol:

    Sex romp couple get a warning
    5:30 AM Sunday Sep 18, 2011

    A promiscuous pair have got off with a warning after being sprung having sex in a public interview room at the Waitakere District Court this week.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752532

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  2. Viking2 (11,561 comments) says:

    Probably a reporter and friend. just to make the News. 8)

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  3. ben (2,384 comments) says:

    Think about the economics: it is a cheap way to find an opinion and to generate controversy from it. How sad the MSM is. It is only a little more than a collection of conflicting opinions.

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  4. East Wellington Superhero (1,151 comments) says:

    Paul Callaghan comments on the media in this speech here.
    http://vimeo.com/29126569

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  5. kowtow (8,753 comments) says:

    The Smalley woman is a sexist fool. As the tape was alledgely illegally accessed is she profiting from a criminal act.
    Amazing how Tindall is put in the spot light by scum media and not the lowlife bouncer ,alledgedly.

    And this is RWC. If it wasn’t for public schoolboys the f@cken thing wouldn’t exist.

    Holier than thou moo.

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  6. East Wellington Superhero (1,151 comments) says:

    Also slams the anti-nuclear myth in NZ. Nice.

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  7. tvb (4,499 comments) says:

    Newspapers are finished. All the quality press lose money. We will just have social media, specialist blogs and the yellow press. The Times will be closed once Murdoch goes, so will the Independent, the Republicans will close the NYT or drive them into bankruptcy,

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  8. adze (2,129 comments) says:

    Glad to see that unprofessional, sanctimonious bouncer get his day in court. What an ass.

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  9. eszett (2,426 comments) says:

    East Wellington Superhero (282) Says:
    September 18th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Paul Callaghan comments on the media in this speech here.
    http://vimeo.com/29126569

    Brilliant talk, thanks for that, EWS (even if it is slightly off topic.)

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  10. wikiriwhis business (4,115 comments) says:

    I am greatly considering how the govt is using the RWC to pass things under the radar.

    While Paul Holmes et al squabble about the Akld trains etc the govt has just taken govt guarantee off savings. Obviously they are preparing for a huge financial storm along the lines we have never known in history. I was wondering why the gift tax is being lifted. There’s a huge recession coming more along the lines of a world wide depression. People are going into cheaper homes with a false mortage rate bubble which will probably see them all evicted some time the new year

    I can see rental accomodation absolutely plummeting next year.

    History repeats and no one see’s it. Except the precious metal investors who are stocking up for horrific Fed and Wall St realities ahead.

    I find it curious not one govt in the world speaks out against these criminal organisations. At least Lloyd Goldfein will be facing justice. Hopefully Jamie Dimon as well. Christine Legard has probably sold her soul long ago as well.

    And I even see the Pope may be facing criminal charges.

    Seems to be a trend among the top set these days. Long may it run.

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  11. adze (2,129 comments) says:

    EWS, thanks for the link. An inspiring speech by Callaghan, and some compelling arguments and myth-busting there – especially how our level of taxation doesn’t explain our relative lack of wealth in the OECD, and how we are hypocrites for criticising poor countries for deforestation when a large part of our existing wealth derives from our own historic deforestation.

    /off-topic

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  12. davegee (6 comments) says:

    It’s a tough ask to produce a weekend paper that’s worse than the Sunday Star Times, but it sounds like the Herald on Sunday team are up for the challenge!

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  13. Szedlinski (1 comment) says:

    I found an interesting piece in the Wairarpa Times Age yesterday.
    US seeks to expand military presence in Oz.
    Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith said the goal of the deeper defence arrangement is to “make very clear to those who would threaten us that we are going to stick together”. He did not mention China specifically, although it poses the most potent military force that could oppose the US and Australia in the Pacific.
    The post can also be found at The Washington Post.

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