I finish my journalism course requirements, newspaper sales in New Zealand are falling (6% and 7% of the NZ Herald and DomPo respectively). And 15% staff cuts in major newspaper publishers in the US, and which major newspapers will go bust in the US next forming the latest list craze (Philadelphia Daily News with 100,000 readers, Minneappolis Star Tribune with 300,000 and Miami Herald with 220,000)
Now, I know it’s not all about me, but recession and finishing studying are not a great mix.
Still, at least there will be a little more blogging going on 🙂
Just a quick one today.
New Zealand has a real chance of winning the Cricket World Cup. We’ve won all our pool games, including against holders Australia, and now go into the Super Six where two of our next three games should be one-way traffic.
Some of these games have been on TV – including tomorrow’s game against England on Prime – which I predict will be a shadow run of the eventual final, on March 22nd. Fixture list here.
Otherwise though, it’s business as usual – next to no media coverage of a major sporting event – because it is women hitting the ball over the fence, diving around in the field, and hitting stumps with the moving ball.
Just for amusement, check out this fixture list on the otherwise brilliant CricInfo. In case we were in any doubt this was a “women’s” tournament, the page writers have helpfully included the word 51 – yeah that’s right 51 – times on the page.
Wouldn’t want anyone getting confused about it, and start covering it like a sports match, now would we?
Go the White Ferns.