Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

An Invitation To The Scoop Foundation's 22/11 "Scoop Hui"

An Invitation to the Scoop Foundation's inaugural "Scoop Hui" - This Sunday 22nd Nov. at St Andrew’s on the Terrace at 2pm

Dear Scoop Readers, Members, Contributors, Stakeholders and Supporters,

Yesterday the Scoop Foundation reached its PledgeMe establishment phase crowd funding goal of $50k in pledges. Having done so the work of the Scoop Foundation can now begin in earnest.

To kick this off we have begun planning opportunities to meet and engage with our new community of members and contributorsm, as well as to reach out to other groups who are working towards shared objectives.

This coming Sunday the Scoop Foundation is hosting its first formal members meeting. And over the next fortnight Scoop Foundation people plan to participate in two external events which focus on practical approaches to addressing challenges around the future of news delivery in New Zealand. The details of all three events follow below.

The First Ever “Scoop Hui”

The Scoop Foundation’s first ever meeting “Scoop Hui” will be held this coming Sunday 22nd November in Wellington. We plan to use the occasion to introduce ourselves and the Scoop Foundation, answer questions and begin to explore ways in which the Scoop Foundation Community might assist the Scoop Foundation to flourish in the months and years ahead.

What: Scoop Hui
Where: St Andrew’s On The Terrace (entrance via the alleyway to the right of the church.)
When: 2pm Sunday 22nd November
Who should attend: Everybody who is interested but especially our members and contributors

To assist us to keep track of attendees please RSVP via our “Scoop Hui” Facebook Event Page or by emailing rsvp@scoop.co.nz subject: Scoop Hui

Two Future Of News Workshops - 19th November (Wgtn) and 2nd December (Auck)

Several members of the Scoop Foundation team including departing editor Alastair Thompson will be attending two other events discussing the future of news over the next fortnight at which the participation of the Scoop Foundation in efforts to address the news crisis may be discussed.

1. The Civics and Media Project’s 3rd Workshop (which is being hosted by the Royal Society and is supported by the McGuiness Institute) is being held in Wellington this coming Thursday, 19th November. See details of the event here >> “How do we ensure a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand in 2030?”

2. On 2nd December Alastair thompson will be attending the AUT University hosted "Journathon" in Auckland see details at http://journathon.org.nz/.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Totalitarian Cyber-Creep: Mark Zuckerberg In The Metaverse

Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad. At their worst, their fantasies assume the noxious, demonic forms that reduce all users of their technology to units of information and flashes of data... More>>

Keith Rankin: 'Influenza' Pandemics In New Zealand's Past
On Tuesday (16 Nov) I was concerned to hear this story on RNZ's Checkpoint (National distances itself from ex-MP after video with discredited academic). My concern here is not particularly with the "discredited academic", although no academic should suffer this kind of casual public slur. (Should we go further and call Simon Thornley, the academic slurred, a 'trailing epidemiologist'? In contrast to the epithet 'leading epidemiologist', as applied to Rod Jackson in this story from Newshub.) Academics should parley through argument, not insult... More>>


Digitl: When the internet disappears
Kate Lindsay writes about The internet that disappears. at Embedded. She says all that talk about the internet being forever is wrong. Instead: "...It’s on more of like a 10-year cycle. It’s constantly upgrading and migrating in ways that are incompatible with past content, leaving broken links and error pages in its wake. In other instances, the sites simply shutter, or become so layered over that finding your own footprint is impossible... More>>



Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact... More>>

Globetrotter: Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice For Us All

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.”
He was gaunt and emaciated, his eyes hollow and the thinness of his arms was emphasized by a yellow identifying cloth tied around his left arm... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Labour's High Water Mark
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed other parties doing better – they are not... More>>