Monday, 5 September 2016

Where do we find good news these days?

 

There must be good journalism going on in New Zealand suggest Russell Brown and Danyl at Dim Post, but it’s too often buried under an avalanche of clickbait “pillaged from social media and the kind of trivia your stupid friend insists on sharing in their Facebook feed.”

Danyl suggests we quality-news mavens need to fight back with a decent NZ news aggregator to dig out the quality stuff, just like in the old days:

What I could really use is an aggregator. Way back in the day Kiwiblog functioned as a political news aggregator, linking and excerpting pretty much every political story with DPF writing ‘An excellent Herald editorial’ at the top or ‘Indeed’ at the bottom of them. If I had world enough and time I’d set up a New Zealand journalism aggregator, and call it ‘Indeed’ in honour of those salad days. But I don’t. I’d be very grateful if someone else did though.

Indeed.

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3 comments:

  1. Don't know what your problem is. I have demonstrated how to use aggregators to get quality posts by bloggers for years, using a variety of resources. Since Netvibes is very cooperative ( and free ) plus sharable I commend it to your attention first - but there are other options. Just mine the sidebar of good blogs for leads and Netvibes will even let you know if you have duplicated a feed. I trust you can find oldephartte.blogspot.ca to see how I do it. Mozilla browsers pick up less clutter if you decide to repost the way I do - which gives you a dated archive. Pale Moon is likely my favourite for Copy and Paste. I find Chrome a bit of a clunk in comparison.

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  2. Kiwiblog has to evolve with its paymaster. Its a progressive propandagrator

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  3. That has to be either a non sequitur ... or an oxymoron.

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