All posts tagged Salient

Talking Smack With Bob

That time I interviewed Bob McCoskrie for Salient. PDF here on the Salient site here.

It was interesting how both sides of the smacking argument pointed toward this interview as proof that the other side was wrong. Thank Buddha that New Zealand has (hopefully) stopped arguing about whether or not it should be legal to hit your child.

R&D: More than rolling the dice

That time I wrote about New Zealand’s Research and Development spending for Salient. PDF here or Salient site here.

Still relevant given the Green’s plan and Labour’s new found passion for R&D as a way out of recession.

An imperfect thing: the media’s influence on justice

That time I wrote about the media’s influence on the New Zealand justice system for Salient. PDF here or on the Salient site here.

Losing Student Media

Some student magazine editors have come under pressure to change the way they have reported on their associations. This hasn’t gone down so well. Wood recalls that as he was coming into the role of editor at Salient, he was asked at the budget setting meeting if he would write “stupid stuff” about VUWSA. “I replied, ‘of course I will, if you do stupid things. If not, then you’ve got nothing to worry about’.” There’s no way Wood would have not reported on VUWSA’s refusal to lay a wreath on Anzac Day – a story that made national headlines. “If ACT hadn’t quoted Salient about the mess-ups of the exec, they would have come down even harder on Salient for trying to cover it up.

From Sarah Robson’s story Losing Student Media on Werewolf.

Offer still stands

Since I didn’t recieve a reply to my initial offer to buy The Herald, I sent a follow up bid. The offer still stands.

Buying The Herald

A letter I wrote to The Herald offering to buy them out when I was Salient editor. Click on the image to read full size. I did not recieve a reply so I sent them a follow up.

Stairway to Zeppelin

That time I wrote an article about the viability of Zeppelins in New Zealand for Salient.

Full text here. PDF here.

Salient’s Little Red Book

From that time I made Rory put me on the cover of Salient for the Communist Issue.