NZ news is disappearing, local entertainment could be next

NZ news is disappearing, local entertainment could be next
What happens after Newshub folds? (Image: NZME)
Daniel Dunkley
The New Zealand news media is shrinking quickly. By some estimates, NZ lost close to 20% of its journalists this week after TVNZ cut its Sunday programme, midday and late-night news bulletins and Warner Bros Discovery confirmed the closure of Newshub. More than 300 reporters were laid off and New Zealanders will receive far less news coverage as a result.Talks are ongoing to save some of this content. TVNZ plans to establish a new long-form journalism team to produce Sunday-style current affairs on its digital platforms, and there are vague hop...

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