Scoop (website)

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Scoop logo
Web address
Slogan Independent news
Commercial? Yes
Owner Scoop Media Limited
Editor Alastair Thompson
Launched 1999; 16 years ago (1999)
Alexa rank
201 (New Zealand, 01/2014) is a New Zealand internet news site run by Scoop Media Limited, part of the Scoop Media Cartel.[1] It was established in 1999 by Andrew McNaughton, Ian Llewellyn and Alastair Thompson.[2]

The website publishes a large number of submitted news and press releases due to their permissive policy. Their website states: "If it's a press release issued in New Zealand, is legible, legal, sane, not hateful and not defamatory we will most probably publish it."[3]

In addition to being a general news website, Scoop also contains sub-sites with specific foci: Wellington.scoop, which aggregates Wellington-specific news with editorial comment, and also Pacific.scoop which publishes Pacific-related news and is edited by Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre.

As of March 2012, the website claimed to receive 246,500 visitors and 614,500 page impressions per month.[4] Scoop was ranked 3rd by Nielsen Net Ratings in their News Category.[citation needed]

In February 2014, it was announced that editor and journalist Gordon Campbell, who writes a column on the website, would be taking over as editor of Scoop.[5]

In 2003, The Guardian wrote about the graphic images from the war in Iraq that were being published on Scoop, and described the coverage as "left wing".[6]


Scoop has won several awards for their work as a news organisation, including three NZ Net awards in 2001, and two Computerworld awards (in 2003 and 2005).[2] Scoop was also recognised in the Qantas Media Awards as a finalist for "Best News Site" in 2007.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Welcome". Scoop Media Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "A Brief History". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Submit News to Scoop". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Advertising Sites". Scoop Media Cartel. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  5. ^ " Gains New Editor: Gordon Campbell". 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Dodson, Sean (21 August 2003). "Brutal reality hits home". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 

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