Jack Close

Jack Close is a public policy and economics student based in Wellington

Remind us: why do we own TVNZ again?

It started with Stuff, was adopted with gusto by the NZ Herald, and now clickbait content is infecting 1News Now, the online news arm of TVNZ. It's yet more proof that the state broadcaster is no different from other commercial media organisation, says Jack Close – so isn't it time we abandoned the pretense it is?