THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD is a daily newspaper published in
* 1 History
* 1.1 Notable contributors * 1.2 Format * 1.3 Organisational restructuring
* 2 Political stance and editorial opinion * 3 Ethics incident
* 4 Titles
* 4.1 The Weekend Herald * 4.2 Herald on Sunday * 4.3 Herald Online website
* 5 Editors * 6 Regular columnists * 7 Arms * 8 References * 9 External links
The New Zealand Herald
After the New Zealander closed in 1866 The Daily Southern Cross provided competition, particularly after Julius Vogel took a majority shareholding in 1868. The Daily Southern Cross was first published in 1843 by William Brown as The Southern Cross and had been a daily since 1862. Vogel sold out of the paper in 1873 and Alfred Horton bought it in 1876.
In 1876 the Wilson family and Horton joined in partnership and The New Zealand Herald absorbed The Daily Southern Cross.
In 1879 the United Press Association was formed so that the main daily papers could share news stories. The organisation became the New Zealand Press Association in 1942. In 1892, the New Zealand Herald, Otago Daily Times, and Press agreed to share the costs of a London correspondent and advertising salesman. The New Zealand Press Association closed in 2011.
The Wilson and Horton families were both represented in the company,
known as Wilson & Horton, until 1996 when Tony O\'Reilly 's
Independent News & Media
* Dita de Boni was a columnist for the newspaper, writing her first columns for the NZ Herald in 1995. From 2012 - 2015 she wrote a business and politics column until – after a series of articles increasingly critical of the Key government – the Herald discontinued her column due to financial reasons. * Gordon Minhinnick was a staff cartoonist from the 1930s until his retirement in the 1980s. * Malcolm Evans was fired from his position as staff cartoonist in 2003 after the newspaper received complaints about his cartoons on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. * Laurence Clark was the daily political cartoonist from 1987 to 1996, and continued to publish cartoons weekly in the Herald until 2000.
On 10 September 2012, the Herald moved to a compact format for weekday editions, after 150 years publishing in broadsheet format. The broadsheet format was retained for the Saturday edition.
In April 2007, APN NZ announced it was outsourcing the bulk of the Herald's copy editing to an Australian-owned company, Pagemasters.
In November 2012, two months after the launch of its new compact format, APN News and Media announced it would be restructuring its workforce, cutting eight senior roles from across the Herald's range of titles.
POLITICAL STANCE AND EDITORIAL OPINION
The Herald is traditionally a centre-right newspaper, and was given the nickname "Granny Herald" into the 1990s. This changed with the acquisition of the paper by Independent News "> It also regularly reprints syndicated material from the socially and politically conservative, right wing British tabloid the Daily Mail . The Herald's stance on the Middle East is supportive of Israel, as seen most clearly in its 2003 censorship and dismissal of cartoonist Malcolm Evans following his submission of cartoons critical of Israel.
On domestic matters, editorial opinion is centrist, usually supporting socially conservative values. In 2007, an editorial strongly disapproved of some legislation introduced by the Labour-led government , the Electoral Finance Act , to the point of overtly campaigning against the legislation.
In July 2015, the New Zealand Press Council ruled that Herald columnist Rachel Glucina had failed to properly represent herself as a journalist when seeking comment from Amanda Bailey on a complaint she had made about Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulling her hair when he was a customer at the cafe in which she worked. The Herald published Bailey's name, photo, and comments after she had retracted permission for Glucina to do so. The council said there was an “element of subterfuge” in Glucina's actions and that there was not enough public interest to justify her behaviour. In its ruling the council said that, “The NZ Herald has fallen sadly short of those standards in this case.” The Herald's editor denied the accusations of subterfuge. Glucina subsequently resigned from the newspaper.
THE WEEKEND HERALD
In 1998 the Weekend Herald was set up as a separate title and the newspaper's website was launched.
HERALD ON SUNDAY
It is currently edited by Miriyana Alexander .
HERALD ONLINE WEBSITE
The newspaper's online news service, originally called Herald Online, was established in 1998. It was redesigned in late 2006, and again in 2012.
The site was named best news website at the 2007 and 2008 Qantas
Media Awards , won the "best re-designed website" category at the 2007
NetGuide Awards, and was one of seven newspaper sites
named an Official Honouree in the 2007
* The New Zealand Herald: Murray Kirkness * The Weekend Herald: Miriyana Alexander * The Herald on Sunday: Miriyana Alexander
Notes The arms of the newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, consist of: Crest On a wreath of the colours two Trumpets in saltire Or bound together by a Maori Taniko in the shape of the letter H proper. Escutcheon Per chevron Azure and Gules in chief on a Pale Or between a representation of the Constellation of the Southern Cross and a Lymphad sails furled oars in action Argent a Sword point upwards Gules in base a Caduceus Or.
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