An editor “trained and skilled” thinks I am a blog-whore

Interesting perspective from the Editor of the Wairarapa Times-Age, Andrew Bonnallack, apparently he hates blog-whores who are no substitute for “trained journalists”. Being an APN rag of course they must have courses in comparing bloggers to “decent journalists, trained and skilled”.

Bizarrely, though the memo clearly states to keep using the phrase, they forgot to tell these twats that we really don’t give a flying f*ck what they think about the world. We are going to do what we are going to do.

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How tragic…getting the editor to answer nine questions about his tragic life. His pet hate is blog-whores…oh dear.

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Helpfully the Wairarapa Times-Age has some circulation figures:

The Wairarapa Times-Age is published daily Monday to Saturday, and has an audited circulation of 6582 copies per day.

The company also publishes “Midweek”, a weekly community newspaper which is delivered free to 19,300 homes throughout the Wairarapa district.

Yesterday I had 16572 visits to my site and over 100,000 pageviews. It is pretty much that way everyday. I get his stats by lunchtime.

Yeah…old daily news is dead, you just haven’t worked it out yet. Imagine what I could do with just 10 staff…sure as hell deliver a better product than him with 50.

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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