The new Scoop should have a clear seperation between original content and PR
Just an idea I thought I'd throw out to you all for discussion: the new scoop should have a separation between opinion pieces and press releases.
I.e. if you want blog posts and editorial pieces, you go to Pundit or Werewolf or something similar. If you want press releases hot off the PR-keyboard, go to scoop.co.nz. Basically a clear separation between original content and straight PR.
I find the mix of stuff at scoop.co.nz at the moment a bit confusing - what exactly is it serving up?
Harry Chapman started a proposal January 25th, 2015 21:39
The new Scoop should have a clear seperation between original content and PR Closed 10:04am - Saturday 28 Feb 2015
Decision blocked due to vague/inappropriate wording. Wording will be changed in a new decision so that it is a recommendation
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January 25th, 2015 21:57
Scoop often gives the impression of being an 'opinion' site. That is great, but what we first most need is an independent / unbiased news site. Opinions should be given in context of the news, or as separate 'blogging' content.
January 25th, 2015 23:33
Yes a clear distinction.
However press releases and (self) promotional material could also have an link to an editorial introduction - with a description - of the source.