Threats to media, arts, culture and heritage sectors identified

Threats to media, arts, culture and heritage sectors identified
New media minister Melissa Lee was briefed on Thursday about the challenges facing her sector. (Image: Thomas Coughlan)
Daniel Dunkley
Briefings to the new ministers for media and communications and for arts, culture and heritage have laid bare the long-term structural challenges facing local media.Melissa Lee (media and communications) and Paul Goldsmith (arts, culture and heritage) were alerted to major threats to their sectors' future and possible funding solutions.Prepared by officials, the report to Lee highlighted the threat online platforms posed to traditional broadcasters as New Zealanders change the way they consume media.Revenue concernsAccording to the off...

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