Duncan Greive high res

Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is the editor of the New Zealand website The Spinoff. The site delivers commentary and journalism across pop culture, sports and politics.

  • The Spin Off
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Tuesday. 9 Aug
    Day Two

    Wintec Hub, Events Room 1

Over the two years since its inception The Spin Off has attracted some of New Zealand’s best critics and journalists as staff, including Steve Braunias, Toby Manhire and Alex Casey. Their work has been complemented by contributors as diverse as CK Stead and Jemaine Clement. The site has drawn praise for its business model and the way it counters the volume play of the major New Zealand news sites with something more considered, cerebral and humorous.

In his presentation, Duncan will cover the challenges that journalism has experienced over the last ten years, primarily driven by the Internet, and the way The Spinoff has attempted to build an online future – without the clickbait. He’ll refer to his own story as a journalist, and experiences running the site, trying to balance its commercial imperatives and creative expression.

Duncan Greive is the editor of the New Zealand website The Spinoff. The site delivers commentary and journalism across pop culture, sports and politics.