Community news outlets “courageous”

Just days after lamenting that New Zealand’s mainstream media was in an “existential crisis” a leading media commentator has praised the courage of community news outlets during the pandemic lockdown, including those serving Tamahere.

“Thousands will no longer refer to the community newspaper that appears in their letterbox as “the local rag”, wrote Dr Gavin Ellis, who last month was the expert media witness to the Parliamentary Epidemic Response Select Committee chaired by Simon Bridges.

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