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Hotchpotch, dry but worthwhile insights

Mike McRoberts

Volume 18, Issue 1

May, 2012

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Riddle, Charles (2012). Hotchpotch, dry but worthwhile. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(1): 229-231. Review of: Beyond the Frontline, by Mike McRoberts. Auckland: Harper Collins, 2011, 256 pp. ISBN 978-1869509392
Author(s): Charles Riddle
Reviewed book by: Mike McRoberts
Publication date: 
May, 2012

The embers of the ongoing debate about the paucity or otherwise of in-depth foreign affairs coverage in New Zealand media will glow a little more brightly with this offering from Mike McRoberts. McRoberts’ trips abroad in his dual role as newsreader/journalist have made for good television—but have left some pondering the worth of ‘the New Zealand voice’ in mostly one-off stand-ups from world trouble spots.