How we Engage Digital News

Rev. Frank Ritchie Journalism

The Pew Research Center has released research around how Americans encounter, recall, and act upon digital news. It reveals a lot of interesting information that I believe would largely be reflected in New Zealand. There are a couple of points that stood out to me as someone who is interested in, and concerned about how consumers of news shape what news outlets …

We Want to be Truly Human

Rev. Frank Ritchie Inner Wellbeing

There’s something deeply human about people connecting and truly being present in a moment of conversation. It sounds simple and self evident, but many seem starved of real relationship within the frenetic pace, busyness and disconnection of our modern world where our calendars are full and a lot of our spare minutes are taken up by handheld devices. The point …

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The Role of Journalism

Rev. Frank Ritchie Journalism

I found it interesting recently as I took note of my father-in-law regularly listening to the radio news at the top of almost every waking hour and catching the 6pm televised news. He would quietly remove himself from social situations to do it. It seemed to be approached as a duty. He also gravitated towards anything in the house that resembled …

Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Rev. Frank Ritchie Inner Wellbeing

The ability to remain calm when the world is breaking up around us is a tough ask, but it’s vitality important when your job is about conveying information from the chaos. It’s also important in the news industry behind the scenes; being able to remain calm in the professional realm as the industry continues to shift and change at a …