NBR’s performance since the subscription wall was built

Back in mid July the NBR decided to put a chunk of their content behind a subscription wall. I was one of many amateur untrained unqualified bloggers that not only objected to being characterised as such, but was pretty scathing about the decision to lock away the content. NBR in turn referred I guessed to […]

NZHerald’s shopping tab – it’s complicated

NZ Herald launched their new shopping tab yesterday, and as I dug into it the cast of players got larger and larger. It got so complicated that I decided that making a video would be the most efficient way to explain it all. After the experience all I can say is that Bernard Hickey is […]

NZ Newspaper Readership Numbers

More Red Sea – this time the changes in circulation numbers for Newspapers. The charts show the difference in readership between 2007/8 and 2008/9. Once again these are supplied by Roy Morgan. I’ve put the Sundays, which is once-weekly and not a daily average, into the same charts. Click on the images for larger versions. […]

NZ Magazine Readership numbers

The Roy Morgan newspaper and magazine readership numbers are out. I created some charts to read the Magazine numbers better – so here they are. They show the differences between 2007/8 and 2008/9 readership numbers. Click on the images for larger versions. Check out the Newspaper readership charts post as well. It’s a sea of […]

The NBR is in trouble – what should they do?

I’ve been really impressed with the NBR in recent times – their website was going from strength to strength, and their writing was increasingly excellent. I even praised writer Chis Keall, who writes for (but I understand is not employed by Chris tells me he is, in fact, employed by NBR – my apologies) the […]