It is with a sense of great relief that I discovered journalism.org.nz today. In the words of Bernard Hickey:
Journalism.org.nz is a not-for-profit trust dedicated to supporting and building public interest news, analysis, comment and debate.Bloody brilliant!!!
We aim to gather a group of supporters able to fund, build and flesh out a community of journalists and the platform they need to report, analyse and publish the news that matters. That means investigative, probing, enterprising and explanatory journalism, rather than celebrity-driven churnalism and PR.
New Zealand needs a strong and vibrant fourth estate that challenges, probes, questions and holds to account those people, institutions and forces that affect the lives of all New Zealanders.