I was behind the relaunch of the RNZ website in 2005, the release that finally brought RNZ audio and news to the public at one web location, and in early 2006 I turned on the podcast feeds for some of RNZ’s most popular shows. They were an instant success for those in the know; podcasting was… Continue reading Podcasting – Hype or New Hope?
The old New Zealand Herald site was getting a bit tired, having had its last design update in 2012. It didn’t support mobile well, and the old CMS was, I suspect, becoming quite inflexible. That constraint was probably the reason behind their insights section being hosted on a different technology stack (Ruby on Rails). But despite that… Continue reading Website Review: The NZ Herald
The Guardian is out. The NYT is also out. Many publishers are ‘cooling off‘, among them BBC News, National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal. By some accounts they are fleeing. But why? Quite simply, placing your content on another’s platform is an investment—the desired return being more eyeballs, more engagement (however you measure that), and more… Continue reading Instant Articles failed to save the news business. Now what?