F or the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So
much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John
Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal. Before Christmas, US President ...
F ear has become such a routine part of the political toolkit that it hardly gets
noticed anymore, for what it is. For 15 years or so for instance, the prospect of
the Greens being in government was portrayed as a sure path to ruin – those crazy ...
2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met
the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000.
This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold ...
“The President announced an apparently impulsive decision that shook the world,
showed little sign of nuanced consideration, confounded top advisers and by the end
of the day left Washington in chaos and confusion.” So goes a typical contribution ...
You’ve got 5,000 armed foreign troops stationed in your country. You don’t say
a word until the idiot foreign emperor stages a surprise visit. Then you’re outraged
principally because he didn’t notify you or meet with you or put up any pretense ...
As I write we have not quite reached our target, but we are close enough to think
we have a good chance of making it. As of 6.30am this morning we had $1644 remaining
to be pledged to reach our $35,000 target.
An Open Letter From Scoop Publisher Alastair Thompson - Part Two: This time addressing
NZ's professional communicators, specifically the news media, and PR professionals,
in large organisations, in consultancies and in the Government. Dear Colleagues...
Scoop co-founder and former editor Alastair Thompson backgrounds the recently launched
Scoop 3.0 project & crowd-funding/crowd-selling campaign – and invites consideration
of the question – what if there were no news?
“The media crisis is producing novel thinking, ideas and priorities. The stakes
are high. The future depends as much on the readers, viewers and listeners of news
media, as the practitioners.” - Vanessa Baird. A Better Media Is Possible . New ...
In response to an urgent need to develop Scoop’s innovative ‘social enterprise’
business model to the next level, our solution has emerged in the form of the “Scoop
3.0” plan. However, the well recognised economics/public policy problem of ‘Freeriding’ ...