NZOA appoints Head Of Journalism

Posted Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

NZOA appoints Head Of Journalism

NZ On Air has announced the appointment of journalist Raewyn Rasch (Ngāi Tahu) as Head of Journalism, to lead the delivery of the new $55m Public Interest Journalism fund. 

The Head of Journalism role has been newly created to add specialist journalism industry knowledge to the NZ On Air Funding team.   

Rasch has more than 30 years experience in journalism from hands on reporting through to programme producer credits (Fair Go, Seven Sharp and Marae) and General Manager Māori and Pacific programmes at TVNZ. Her recent work has been in promoting higher education for Māori@Massey, including developing the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Journalism Awards. 

She takes up the role on 24 May, 2021.

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Women's work ...

Women's work ...

Posted Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

What a great idea! WIFT NZ member Melissa Nickerson is part of NZ women photographers collective Women’s Work, which, with Saatchi & Saatchi, has produced a campaign that challenges ad-agency creative departments.

The case study film features the previously unseen campaign of 24 posters that highlight the disturbing fact that of all the photography used in advertising less than 15% is shot by women.

It then goes further by calling out agencies, asking them to start deliberately and consciously put women photographers on their shortlists for future projects.

Click here to see the campaign