A senior journalism lecturer has criticised the mandatory ban on community newspapers during the lockdown. The Government has shut down more than 100 community newspapers, but daily news publications are considered essential and can continue publishing. ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF Catherine Strong is a senior lecturer at the Massey University School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing. "They rely even more on their accurate weekly newspaper, often delivered by the postal service which is still operating during the lockdown". "Software is available cheaply and universally for community newspaper staff to do the whole thing from the safety of their lockdown property."
Source: Stuff March 28, 2020 23:37 UTC