Jeremy Rose from Radio NZ’s excellent MediaWatch programme spoke to me last week about Journalism.org.nz.
Here’s the audio.
One point of clarification. Jeremy mentions at the end of the segment that I’m the founder of Interest.co.nz, which isn’t strictly true. I joined David Chaston, the founder and owner of Interest.co.nz, in January 2008 as its managing editor. I’ve been an employee since then.
Interest.co.nz started as an interest rate comparison site around 1999, but began publishing news and commentary and hosting debate after I joined in 2008. That’s when it became more publicly known, but it had been around before that.
I leave as an employee on November 1, but will continue to contribute to Interest.co.nz as a freelancer while we build up Journalism.org.nz.