Where NZPA gets stories
It's interesting to see that journalists from the NZPA continue to read the DomPost every morning to get story ideas. Perhaps they should start reading a few more blogs sometime to avoid saying "the Dominion Post reported. The Dominion Post , like the Sunday Star Times, gets some of their story ideas off off the blogs, because they bother to read blogs. Even MPs are writing media releases based on what they read on blogs - Bill English comes to mind there.
I have been contacted several times by reporters regarding posts I have written on the blog. But in the most recent case, I made the initial contact through the blog and it snowballed from there to go national throughout the media and blogs and subsequently international within a few hours.