Talk:The New Zealand Herald

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Political bias[edit]

The political bias of the herald is noted by its disclaimer of Matt McCarten's opinion piece as 'from the left' wheras on the opposite page former far right Act party MP Deborah Coddingtodn's opinion is labled as 'senior correspondent'

This anon edit may be a wee bit POV. Political bias in a newspaper should look at the paper as a whole. I have deleted the sentence (it also had bad spelling). Alan Liefting 08:54, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


I used to be a news reporter at the Herald, and there was no deliberate political bias in the news reporting. At least, reporters weren't instructed to write their stories with a political bias. Of course, such is not the case in regards to the op-eds (opinion pieces and editorials). They tend to lean to the right, but of course the Herald also employs columnists such as Tapa Misu (sp?) to balance the likes of Garth George.

The general outlook of the editorial managers, including editor Tim Murphy, is right-of-centre, but I think this is just because the managers are generally older, mostly male, and managers. These three factors automatically make folks a little conservative. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.5.253.175 (talk) 10:24, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

I think the Herald has slowly been becoming more conservative. Given that they just described tagging a National supporters house as 'hate-speech' (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11926235) I think it's reasonably fair to describe the paper as having a conservative bias these days.

Moderate?[edit]

I haven't read the Herald's commentary pages for some time. I remember Gwynne Dyer, Robert Fisk, and Gordon McLachlen quite prominently featured eregularly - at least when I was still reading it. And it never printed commentary pieces touching on key issues that was from the British centre-right Daily Telegraph. --JNZ (talk) 23:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

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Editing mistake[edit]

The fact box wrongly said the Herald has a circulation of 500,000+. This is a mistake - the circulation is 194,000, as the article makes clear. I tried to change this but something went wrong and the statistic vanished. Sorry about that. Hopefully somebody can fix the stuff-up... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.5.253.175 (talk) 10:31, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed now. XLerate (talk) 12:55, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Coat of Arms[edit]

I have added the newspaper's coat of arms which was granted in the late 1960s. Cheers. A1 Aardvark (talk) 23:00, 10 April 2010 (UTC)