The Spinoff’s daily newsletter to subscribers today reports an interesting note of feedback from a reader yesterday. At issue was the NZ Herald putting comment pieces by politicians behind the paywall.
Reader John told The Spinoff it “seems antidemocratic” to do so, in referring to this piece by Phil Twyford being blocked.
According to the headline, Twyford contended his government was spending more on roading projects while prioritising safety.
But non-subscribers would have to cough up to read beyond the Minister’s first few sentences.
At Point of Order we wondered if we could skirt the paywall by asking the Minister’s press secretaries for a copy of the article.
No problem. A copy could be found on the Minister’s Facebook page, we were advised – but here was a copy for us – Continue reading “We strike a blow against the Herald paywall by bringing Phil’s article to a wider audience”