Exposing both minefields

Review of Media Minefield: A journalists' guide to media regulation in New Zealand, by Steven Price

  • Heather Kavan
Keywords: media regulation, Broadcasting Standards Authority, press council, ethics codes, defamation, media guidelines


"In reading Media Minefield, the first sentence of the book The Journalists and the Murderer kept running through my head: 'Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally  indefensible' (Malcolm, 1990, p.3). The tense relationship between the media and the public is evidenced not just by complaints and lawsuits, but by the fact that juries are not usually sympathetic to journalists. In Media Minefield, author Steven Price attempts to alleviate this problem."


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Kavan, H. (2008). Exposing both minefields: Review of Media Minefield: A journalists’ guide to media regulation in New Zealand, by Steven Price. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 14(2), 227-229. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v14i2.955