Quote of the Day: Sir Russell Coutts on Media Objectivity

It would seem critical that media entities and especially news media, should be free to present the facts on both sides of the story or disclose that they are unable or unwilling to do so.

Sailing legend Sir Russell Coutts

For example, I would question how journalists or media entities can maintain objectivity when they have accepted a government grant that is conditional on them promoting certain government policies as has been the case with a number of major New Zealand media entities.

When journalists agree to promote government policies in return for government funding, how can they possibly act to keep the government accountable, which is one of their most important and fundamental functions?

(For those overseas people reading this post, the NZ government created a $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund “to support New Zealand’s media to continue to produce stories that keep New Zealanders informed and engaged, and support a healthy democracy” but that funding is conditional on the media supporting and promoting certain government policies).

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