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The New Zealanders Involved in Brexit

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:17 am | Jan Rivers

Usually New Zealand is proud to own its overseas sons & daughters – sports people, business leaders, arts and culture sector successes and even one-time politicians – with endless media coverage, and the news arising from the visit last week of ... More >>

PollyAnna Politics? The Possibilities of Red, Green & Black

Monday, 9 October 2017, 11:32 am | Jan Rivers

All bets are off for the formation of a new government. But everyone seems to want a say. Me too! The Sunday Star Times reiteration after the election of National’s "Moral Auhority" (sic) that had been part Bill English’s speech on election ... More >>

Roading policy subjected to Patrick Gower’s style reporting

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:35 pm | Jan Rivers

National’s Roading policy subjected to Patrick Gower’s style reporting. This is not a real article – fake news you could say – although the facts in it are real enough – but hold your judgment and see what you think. This article is a ... More >>

Do we need a money revolution? Lecture Live Streamed

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:08 pm | Jan Rivers

Do we need a money revolution? Lecture Live Streamed Professor Bill Mitchell, a noted economist and modern monetary theorist from Newcastle University, NSW will be in Wellington tomorrow speaking at Victoria University’s Law School on New Zealand’s ... More >>

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:11 pm | Jan Rivers

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined? Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing to some readers. There has been much negative coverage of the proposed NZ Suicide Prevention Strategy since Mike King left the suicide advisory ... More >>

Homelessness: A View From The United States

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:49 am | Jan Rivers

There is a poem well known to UK baby boomers called The Naming of Parts . It’s by Henry Reed who was a conscript to the army in the Second World War and his famous poem describes learning to use a rifle which was missing many of the parts actually ... More >>

Housing as a Human Rights issue

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:35 am | Jan Rivers

David Rutherford, New Zealand’s Human Rights Commissioner was a keynote speaker at the recent Community Housing Aotearoa conference and his topic was the relationship between our United Nation’s human right’s commitment and the housing crisis. ... More >>

Medicalising obesity misses the point

Friday, 16 December 2016, 4:25 pm | Jan Rivers

This is just a brief reflection on the Scoop project about sugar and obesity. I was disappointed to see that it has fallen into the trap of assuming only medical and economic reasons are at the basis of obesity. More >>

Scoop and public interest journalism - OS//OS speech

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:20 pm | Jan Rivers

Presentation in answer to a question posed at the conference session on journalism and open society at the 2016 OS//OS Open Source // Open Society conference More >>

Book review: Reimagining Journalism in NZ

Friday, 26 August 2016, 2:23 pm | Jan Rivers

Book review: Don’t dream it’s over: reimagining journalism in a Aotearoa New Zealand. Edited by Emma Johnson, Giovanni Tiso, Sarah Illingworth and Barnaby Bennett. Freerange Press - 365 page More >>

Scoop’s 17th Birthday Party - Event Report

Friday, 10 June 2016, 3:35 pm | Jan Rivers

About 130 people came to celebrate Scoop’s 17th birthday and to hear about the Panama Papers from Nicky Hager on Wednesday night in Wellington. Guests and Scoop supporters also heard presentations from Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism ... More >>

TPPA progress harder from now on - Jan Rivers

Monday, 3 August 2015, 3:47 pm | Jan Rivers

With the failure of the Maui TPPA round to make a deal the next round of TPPA negotiations is going to be much more difficult for the government domestically as well as internationally . Despite the secrecy of the last seven years of negotiations media coverage in the ... More >>

Universities and Scoop.co.nz’s "Invisible Paywall" Licencing

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:04 am | Jan Rivers

In the National Business review last week a story covered Scoop Media’s innovative licencing arrangements , which have been in place for a number of years. Rather than a paywall that excludes everyone who cannot pay, Scoop’s licencing conditions make ... More >>




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