Many of today’s standard management practicesÂ were pioneered by 19th century slave owners. (source)
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Shamefully hacked from Kiwiblog, the latest Roy Morgan poll:
- National 48.0% (+2.0%)
- Labour 27.5% (-2.5%)
- Green 11.5% (-0.5%)
- NZ First 6.5% (+1.5%)
- Maori 1.0% (+0.5%)
- United Future 0.5% (nc)
- ACT 0.5% (nc)
- Mana/Internet 2.5% (nc)
- Conservative 1.0% (nc)
This poll was taken during the Dirty Politics (beltway) poop storm. Â Read more »
Labour have fixed another “Crisis”, and there is more good news
The number of skilled jobs being advertised online has increased almost 10 percent in the year to July.
Figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show more jobs are being advertised in construction, engineering, hospitality, tourism and IT.
The largest increase in skilled vacancies, was for technicians and trade workers
By region, the biggest increases were in Manawatu and Wanganui, and Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.
Not Christchurch. Â Not Auckland. Â Not Wellington or even Clap Capital.
- hacked from NewstalkZB, although some help was taken from Michael Sergel
Heather Carston asks her fellow media friends:
I have to ask this, because I did learn as a cadet in Aussie, not here – how are polytechs and universities in New Zealand teaching young writers how to really cultivate and then work their sources over the long term these days? Because in reading this and in seeing what is happening in parts of mainstream media, there seems to be a lot of managing of media by sources rather than the other way round.
Yes, one does have to ‘look after’ a good source – but never at the cost of a good story.
The minute a journalist finds themselves allowing their personal preferences (and by this I mean their liking for their source or source’s idealogy) above being as factual as possible and following all leads is when they should question their ethics on how and why they are doing their job.
By the same token, an editor needs to have enough working nous to look at a story and see if there isn’t any aspects that have not been looked into hard enough. Read more »