Greens want taxpayers to fund journalists

Stuff reports:

On Friday Hughes announced the funding policy at Wellington’s Journalism Matters conference.

The contestable Public Journalism Fund’s $3m, administered by Creative New Zealand, would be available to “support public interest journalism and help tell New Zealand stories across a range of platforms,” the party’s announcement read.

Public interest journalism means journalism that the approve of. They want taxpayers to fund stories that Government appointees will deem worthwhile.

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