An NZME takeover? Read between the lines

An NZME takeover? Read between the lines
Newspaper publishers have become a hunting ground for global private equity funds. (Image: Depositphotos)
Brian Gaynor
Traditional media, particularly newspapers, are under attack from numerous fronts.They are being accused of “fake news” by the extreme right, a claim that has been strongly promoted by former US President Donald Trump. These fake news claims have continued to gain momentum, as shown by the recent protests in Wellington.More and more people believe what they read on Facebook and other social media and aggressively argue that a contrary opinion is fake news.Newspapers are also under huge pressure as they continue to leak advertising r...

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