Sharing the media narrative and bias on South Auckland
Brandon who is a media student at AUT resides in South Auckland (as I do as well) decided to pen his thoughts on media bias with South Auckland. Yes South Auckland, the place that seems to cop the bulk of negative stories from the media while positive stories will often struggle.
While I have written on South Auckland being the rising jewel in Auckland’s Crown the coverage on the South still holds negative bias a bit too often (not enough stories like Papakura High School turning itself around).
Below is an opening extract of Brandon’s essay. The rest you can read here: https://storify.com/hyd2391/media-coverage-and-reporting-on-south-auckland
Media coverage and reporting on South Auckland
Observing the bias, binary labels, language, connotations and themes in New Zealand media coverage on South Auckland and its populations; namely Māori and Pasifika. By Brandon Ulfsby (JusSumWun)
When its good its Auckland, when its bad its South Auckland and the @nzherald has proven that right. https://twitter.com/nzherald/status/765426973564870656 …
Quite an interesting concept that can be understood further if we breakdown and look at who makes up these communities.
I can not recommend Brandon’s essay enough. Please do read the full essay over at Storify and ask yourself when you next see a South Auckland story, how is it framed?
Well done Brandon!