Statement From Scoop Media Limited
Statement From Scoop Media Limited Publisher Alastair Thompson
Scoop Media Ltd. regrets that an investment from Sublime Group in Scoop Media Limited will not proceed at this time.
On Monday 24 February operational control of Scoop Independent News returned to the Scoop Media Limited shareholders.
The team running Scoop has now returned to normal, Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson has returned to Scoop as Publisher and Editor, Gordon Campbell continues on as Political Editor & Werewolf Editor and Lyndon Hood remains News Editor.
Scoop co-founder Alastair Thompson said today:
"Scoop Media Limited's shareholders regret that the investment proposition which we had been working on for the past year has been unable to proceed at this time.
"In 2014, Scoop Independent News will report on its 6th election. It is fast shaping up to be the most interesting and important election Scoop has been around to report on.
"In this election year Scoop's mission to report without fear or favour on New Zealand news and provide an open public platform for all voices ( excepting those who engage in defamation and hate speech ) remains as important as it has ever been.
"Looking towards the 2014 Election Scoop has recently enhanced products and services which enable businesses and civil society to participate in the National Debate.
"Scoop has a highly experienced political & digital communication team which can help provide effective marketing and communication solutions which reach New Zealand's influencers."
See Infopages at info.scoop.co.nz for tools to help project your communications to influencers.
See Newsagent at newsagent.scoop.co.nz for tools to keep you up on top of the news influencers are making in real time.
And see the Scoop Media Cartel advertisng ratecard at cartel.scoop.co.nz.
Contact Steven Wood or Alastair Thompson at email@example.com or +64 4 910 1844 to find out more about Scoop's enhanced services or to develop a tailored marketing and communications plan for your business or client.
About Scoop - Founded in 1999, Scoop.co.nz is New Zealand's leading independent online news service. According to Google Analytics it reaches 500,000 unique visitors monthly and has an audience which includes a large portion of NZ's leaders and influencers.
Scoop's Mission : freedom, expression, ideas, information, empowerment, transformation ( source) - The scoop.co.nz publication is a new media, born of the internet and populated by material of the internet. It delivers news in a totally new way – unprocessed and raw “from the horse's mouth”. Scoop.co.nz is transforming the news environment – providing an open forum for a variety of perspectives to co-exist just as the sources intended.
In the paper you read digested news - usually late. On the radio and TV you receive sound-bite news - compressed to fit demographic formats that must select and discriminate. Censor.
The majority of internet based news services are based on feeds of news from the old – real-world – media, transcribed and regurgitated online. Scoop.co.nz is not – it publishes raw news as it gets released.
On Scoop you can read the news at the same time that the media are reading it. It is all here.. the good oil.. the whole story.. the whole speech.. what the Prime Minister really said, not what the reporter heard them say. Better yet you get to hear it when the Prime Minister said it. Not tomorrow.
Scoop believes in the power of information to transform lives. It believes in the power of the internet to resolve conflict. And it believes in the power of compelling ideas to propel themselves into political consciousness if they are able to get exposure and be debated. Scoop is, necessarily, a forum that is neither censored through its own prejudices nor controlled by a multinational media conglomerate.
Therefore Scoop's mission is: “To
be an agent of positive