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Negative News


Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper articles that either analyse, demonstrate or debunk ‘negative’ journalism. Topics include modern day muckraking, news as the “enemy of hope”, distrust of politicians, unveiling Bill Clinton’s ill-temperament, the media circus around the infamous character of Amy Bock, profiling CNN’s Robert Edward Turner and an article about New Zealand’s poor perception of those of Asian descent, particularly Chinese. The publication date range is April-October, 1994.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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