We know our clients are busy people, so we make it easy for them to find what’s important to them, including:
We are committed to the Principles of the Press Council (we are not a member of the Press Council), including (but not limited to):
We cover a mix of posts that provide a breadth and depth of information about the tertiary education environment. We scan hundreds of sources for new material, including tertiary education organisations, government agencies, industry groups and the wider media. Our focus is on government policy, the activities of tertiary education organisations, and the interest of wider stakeholders. Most of the material that we cover is publicly available, although we do file some Official Information Act requests and make other inquiries. We seek clarification and comment from organisations and individuals, as appropriate for our style of coverage.
Our current range of posts is shown below.
We also publish standalone or omnibus posts on major issues, like a new Bill, the Budget, funding or research investment plans, quality assurance changes, annual planning and reporting documents for major government agencies, enrolment statistics, regional economic plans, educational research, and more.
Our aim to provide you with the best media analysis of tertiary education issues, and that will mean other media may well cover the issue first.
If you have a suggestion for coverage, get in touch with us.
We have an independent view that is not coloured by lobbying or consultancy work for tertiary education sector organisations. We also do not publish sponsored posts or native advertising. We may participate in the following fee-for-service activities:
Our Editor, Dave Guerin, has the following interests at present (management strategy in brackets):
Since our audience is tertiary education decision makers, we avoid the following topics that are interesting, but don’t usually affect the direction of tertiary education.
When reviewing major publications, we don’t usually publish quotes from all the stakeholders, as such opinion is easily found. We focus instead on the key facts of what has been released, and its wider implications, which other media usually do not cover.
You are welcome to send us content related to what we cover. Please send such material to firstname.lastname@example.org. We receive a large volume of material so we are unlikely to provide feedback if we do not cover the material.
Feel free to invite us to attend your events, launches, conferences or Xmas drinks. We are based in Wellington, but we regularly visit Auckland and sometimes visit other centres.
We regularly have on the record and off the record chats with sector decision makers. We are happy to engage by phone or in person if you would like to brief us on an issue.
We welcome tips, and even leaks, and we protect our sources from disclosure.
We sometimes get it wrong, and we will retract and/or correct our views when we do so, as appropriate to the context. See the footer for our contact details for news issues.
We are seeking to be an associate member of the NZ Press Council.