Don't Dream it's Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Edited by: Emma Johnson (Freerange press), Giovanni Tiso (Bat Bean Beam), Sarah Illingworth (Impolitikal), Barnaby Bennett (Freerange Press).

Don’t Dream It’s Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-author book that explores the changing nature of journalism in this country: as it once was, as it is today, and how we might imagine it working in the future.

Freerange Press has gathered a wide range of voices together to build an in-depth discussion on a rapidly changing industry. Don’t Dream It’s Over looks at how journalism is evolving in response to the current environment and how it might flourish again. The book explores the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional media and seeks new directions we could take to enhance journalism’s role as the fourth estate and as an important pillar of democracy.

Lay-offs. Online convergence. A mass of content and noise. Citizen journalists, clickbait and PR. Digital platforms. Political influence. Mainstream media. Funding. Regulations… There are many factors contributing to the changing mediascape today in Aotearoa.

We have contributions from a broad range of highly-respected, experienced journalists, commentators, academics, writers, thinkers, designers, as well as emerging journalists. The contributors include Peter Arnett, Brent Edwards, Mihingarangi Forbes, Toby Morris, Paula Penfold, Nicky Hager, Morgan Godfery, Simon Wilson, Cate Honoré Brett, Sara Vui-Talitu and many more