Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Man killed in traffic crash unavailable for comment Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

No one will accuse Los Angeles reporter Sara Welch of not performing due diligence. The KLTA reporter became news after saying on live air that a man who was killed in a car crash could not be reached to tell his side of the story. Read more Related Posts:Car crash reveals priest embezzled $95,000American killed Read more

Balanced coverage of the abortion debate? Don’t hold your breath Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Justice minister Andrew Little has announced details of the abortion bill to go before Parliament, and already it’s abundantly clear that we shouldn’t expect balanced media coverage. The tone was set in an opinion piece today in which Stuff political reporter Henry Cooke wrote that the government was finally moving after years of “shameful inaction”. Read more

Broad church: Diverse Christian voices worth listening to Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Perceptions of Christianity in New Zealand get shaped by the most extreme voices. So who else could the media go to for comment? Quick, name the most prominent New Zealander you can think of who is a Christian. Chances are if you follow the news at all, that the first name that comes to mind Read more

Media’s not responsible for church abuse scandal damage Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The media’s not responsible for the damage the abuse scandal has caused the church. Church leadership is responsible for this, says German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Speaking at a news conference, Marx said the Church needs “more open and clear dialogue, accountability and a willingness to see abuse survivors and critics who push for remedy and Read more

Media attention helps Church Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Lucetta Scaraffia, who edits the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano women’s supplement, has published an editorial defending the media’s role in unlocking the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Scaraffia says the “implacable and pitiless” nature of the coverage is “born from disappointment.” In her view, in societies affected by the sexual revolution, this disappointment Read more

China takes over ABC’s Pacific shortwave radio slots Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Last year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) pulled the plug on its shortwave service to the Pacific region. Some of the ABC’s former shortwave frequencies are now being used by China Radio International, the country’s state-owned overseas broadcaster. Some have argued that, in the age of the internet, shortwave radio is no longer important. But Read more

Madam Secretary writer seeks to bring faith to TV Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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It has been an excruciatingly painful day for Madam Secretary and her staff. A plot to negotiate the release of a kidnapped American aid worker fails, and the young woman — together with others who have been trafficked — is found dead from asphyxiation in the back of a truck in Kyrgyzstan. In the final Read more

Media blind to nature of religion Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Compared with most countries we do rather well in New Zealand with our varied and differentiated public media. National Radio, certainly, is outstanding and on the whole newspapers present a fair range of views on contested matters. The exception seems to be anything to do with religion. The churches appear to be regarded as a Read more

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert’s ratings? Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Before 2017, Jimmy Fallon dominated Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel in the late night talk show ratings wars. But Colbert has since emerged as the victor, besting his rivals in overall viewership for the recently concluded 2016-2017 season. Colbert ended the September-to-May season with an average of 3.19 million nightly viewers, compared to Fallon’s 3.17 million and Read more

South Sudan – desperate for help Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

South Sudan may have a love-hate relationship with the media, banning it one minute, calling it back the next – but it is desperate for help and needs media attention right now. Sister Yudith Pereira-Rico, associate executive director of Solidarity with South Sudan says her organization is promoting the hashtag #SouthSudanWeCare on social media. Their Read more