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That journalism, especially journalism delving into serious impropriety, relies heavily upon a journalist’s ability to honour promises of confiden­tiality to sources, and therefore needs protection, has been well acknowledged. Former Attorney-...
Research on the effects of medical news stories on the public has demonstrated that consumers make decisions about personal health care options and choices sometimes exclusively based on stories published by the media. Given the news media’s ability...
JENNY RANKINE, ANGELA MOEWAKA BARNES, BELINDA BORELL, TIMOTHY McCREANOR, RAYMOND NAIRN and AMANDA GREGORY (Te Rōpu Whariki Research Group, Massey University, Auckland) A content analysis of editorial items about Māori issues and the Treaty of...
Investigative journalism is often said to be based on two pillars of information gathering—documents and sources. Yet while document retrieval and analysis has received much attention in recent years, particularly with the advent of computer-...
Last year [2003], in a supremely hypocritical editorial, The New Zealand Herald laid into the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) for its ‘farcical level of research’ on Ahmed Zaoui.1 Zaoui is an Algerian national who turned up at...
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