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Scoop Update #8: Victory Spurs Scoop To Soldier On

In This Edition: Victory Spurs Scoop To Soldier On… - WE WON! Scoop Scoops NZ Internet Awards – Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson At 7x7 On Monday

This is the 8th in a series of occasional newsletters to subscribers to the My Scoop community.


Scoop Update #8

Dear My Scoop Community member,

Victory Spurs Scoop To Soldier On…

To cut to the chase. Scoop has decided, on serious reflection over the past month, that it is both needed (and wanted) in the NZ media world.

Afterall, someone has to provide our foreign owned media giants with some thoughtful competition in the ideas race.

And with print publications folding like flies, as what looks ominously like a recession starts to bite, it looks like it is down to Scoop.

We have also concluded that, with a bit of reorganisation and hard yakka (and your continued supported), it is probably feasible to keep the site running, just.

That said we still urgently need your support as we are now literally operating on the smell of an oily rag.

Therefore we encourage all readers who use our service in a professional capacity to sign up for a trial of the My Scoop Professional service and/or to become sustaining subscribers.

Does it make sense not to pay for something that is extremely useful – and is saving you and your clients money and time – just because you don’t have to?

For more information see…




EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to convert your existing My Scoop Free account into a professional account for a trial you will need to send an email to and we will change the settings on your account.

Read below for a brief outline of what Scoop has decided to do.

In coming days more details of the new Scoop strategy will emerge in your inbox. So watch this space.

Scoop’s Plan In Bullet Points – Scoop Will:
- Continue to provide live coverage of Parliament;
- Continue to provide gripping commentary and analysis of NZ current and cultural events;
- Continue to provide a free to the public database, and open and courageous forum for the discussion of political ideas;
- Increasingly encourage content providers to publish their own material;
- Encourage our large professional news users (*watch out you know who you are*) to become subscribers, either sustaining or professional;

Meanwhile the Scoop team thanks all those whose support we have received over the last few weeks (especially those who have provided financial sustenance).

A special thanks is also due to all those who voted for us in the NZ Internet Awards. IT WORKED!!! WE WON!!!

And as the All Blacks well know, there is something special about winning. To win on the basis of a public vote is especially satisfying.


Thankyou. Thankyou. Thankyou.


WE WON! Scoop Scoops NZ Internet Awards

As indicated above Scoop scooped three titles, including the main overall "best use of the Internet" prize, in the inaugural NZ Internet Awards. They are listed below.

Overall "Best Use" Award - - The overall best use of the Internet for whatever purpose: art, entertainment, business, personal.

Best Content Site – - The web site or other Internet project that has the most interesting and well-executed content, whether they are solely Internet based or have a dead tree or other media outlet as well.

Best On-line Writing – C.D. Sludge - The writer or group that displays excellence in writing ability in producing material (anything from news stories to features to site copy) exclusively for the Internet.

In addition Scoop columnist Russell (Hard News) Brown won the, Top Industry Personality and Best Internet Coverage awards.

See also…
Official Winners Announcement Page

and the press release..

WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 2001 NZ Internet Awards


Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson At 7x7 On Monday

This coming Monday, October 8th at 6pm, Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson will be among the seven presenters in the 7x7 showoff at the (e)-vision Digital Media Centre in Blair St Wellington.

Be there for the inside story on Scoops Internet coverage of the War Against Terror.

Seating is limited and registration is essential, to register go to…

And that’s all folks..

Regards and thanks again...

Alastair Thompson

For the Scoop Team

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