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Barry Soper: Can Melissa Lee really save the media?

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Publish Date
Wed, 10 Apr 2024, 7:37pm
Media and Communications Minister Melissa Lee was warned last year about media job losses. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Media and Communications Minister Melissa Lee was warned last year about media job losses. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Barry Soper: Can Melissa Lee really save the media?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 10 Apr 2024, 7:37pm

The Broadcasting Minister says media is a priority for the Government, despite it being absent from the quarterly plan.

It's been a dark day for media, with Newshub's closure confirmed for July and TVNZ axing its Sunday show alongside Fair Go, Midday and Tonight.

Melissa Lee says she's taking a paper to Cabinet she hopes will help the industry, although she won't give a timeline.

ZB senior political correspondent Barry Soper wonders if a solution can really be found.

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