from the BFD
Journalism Propaganda has received an $18m boost with the announcement of funding for an additional 110 journalists across New Zealand with “a specific mandate to produce stories that keep New Zealanders informed and engaged, and support a healthy democracy”.
Don’t you just love the Newspeak? War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength and Government funding of Journalism supports a healthy democracy.
The funding is the result of the second competitive funding round via NZ On Air’s $55m Public Interest Journalism Fund.
[…] Combined with the first funding round, $29m has now been committed to a mix of journalism roles, defined journalism Projects, and Industry Development initiatives.
[…] The performance of the funded roles is measured on content outputs. Funded roles in this round are geographically spread across the country, and will also go some way to address deficits in reporting for specific ethnic communities or issues.
Role Funding details
All roles are funded for two years unless otherwise stated.
Stuff, 20 x Community and Pou Tiaki roles for Stuff publications, up to $2,789,240
RNZ, 20 x Local Democracy Reporting roles for 26 publications/platforms, up to $3,554,000
NZME, 15 x roles for Open Justice – Te Patiti scheme for 11 publications, up to $2,995,702
Maori Television, 7 x roles for Maori Television, up to $1,593,000
School Road Publishing, 1 x role for Woman magazine, up to $189,660
SunPix, 2 x roles for TP+, up to $273,600
Times Media, 1 x role for Local Matters, up to $150,148
Crux Publishing, 1 x role for Crux, up to $151,200
The Spinoff, 2 x roles for The Spinoff, up to $427,800
Ashburton Guardian, 1 x role for the Ashburton Guardian, up to $150,000
Central App, 1 x role for Central App, for one year, up to $31,200
North & South, 1 x role for North & South Media, up to $230,000
Newsroom, 4 x roles for Newsroom and 1 x shared role Newsroom and North & South, up to $528,316
Allied Press, 4 x roles for Otago Daily Times and other Allied Press properties, up to $711,797
Valley Media, 1 x role for The Valley Profile, up to $127,096
The Gisborne Herald, 1 x role for The Gisborne Herald, up to $183,240
Metro Media Group, 1 x part-time role for Metro Magazine, up to $47,600
Mana Trust, 4 x roles for E-Tangata, up to $650,000
Kiwi Media Publishing, 4 x roles for The Indian Weekender, up to $705,000
National Pacific Radio Trust, 4 x roles for Pacific Media Network, for one year, up to $275,000
Television New Zealand, 2 x roles for TVNZ News, for one year, up to $206,000
Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika, 1 x role for Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika, up to $176,200
Very Nice Productions, 1 x role for Local Focus, for one year, up to $105,000
UMA Broadcasting, 6.5 x roles for Radio Waatea, for one year, up to $774,000
Discovery New Zealand, 3 x roles for Newshub, up to $695,560nzonair.govt.nz/news
You will notice that The BFD is not included on the list. We are 95% funded with Member dollars and 5% funded by advertising which means that we are completely independent and do not have to create the kind of content that the Government dictates in order to fund our journalism.
Waikanae Watch isn’t on the list either, and we have no funding at all. However, steadily increasing hosting fees for traffic and storage the more we grow means we will have to seek some soon. —Eds