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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.


Facebook faces facts on fake news and filter bubbles

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Fake news, filter bubbles and Facebook combined to undermine the media’s credibility and viability this past year. 

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Mediawatch for 18 December 2016

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Fake news, filter bubbles and Facebook undermine the media in 2016; expect endorsements and blurring of ads, news and programmes in 2017.

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Big brands and broadcasters blurring the lines

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Big brands, broadcasters and personalities will work more closely than ever in the media in 2017. Expect intense endorsements of products and politicians alike - and more blurred lines between ads, news and programmes. 

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Surprise! John Key catches media off guard

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:09:00 +1300

"I didn't see that coming," said many in the media when John Key quit suddenly this week, before musing on his place in the political pantheon. But not everyone claimed to be taken by surprise.

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Can journalism fly in New Zealand?

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

“Extending the runway” was the concept of choice this week as New Zealand's two biggest publishers of news tried to convince the competition watchdog to give a green light to a merger.

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Osama, Adolf & Anne? Odd guest list raises eyebrows

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:07:00 +1300

Radio Sport has a top prize for listeners to see a Lions test match next year in the luxury of an All Blacks hospitality box. But the suggested guest list of one Radio Sport host might not reflect well on the brand. 

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Mediawatch for 11 December 2016

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:06:00 +1300

The latest push by publishers for a merger that would change the media landscape. Also: a potential PR hiccup for rugby - and how John Key's sudden exit took the media by surprise - mostly. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

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Kaipara tragedy: Too much blame, too soon?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:11:00 +1300

The captain of the Francie was blamed for the Kaipara harbour tragedy and heavily criticised in media interviews within 48 hours of the incident. Was that fair?

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Political reporters in limbo

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Expensive new buildings for Parliament were unveiled this week, just after most of the nation's political journalists walked out of their earthquake-prone offices. Is the fourth estate getting second-class treatment?

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Confronting and dodging difficult questions

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:07:00 +1300

RNZ's revelations about abuse of children in care prompted a robust and revealing on-air interview with the minister responsible this week. But the same can't be said of other efforts to get a word with officials on matters of public interest.

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Mediawatch for 4 December 2016

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:06:00 +1300

Too much blame too soon in coverage of the Kaipara tragedy?; political reporters in limbo; confronting and dodging difficult questions.

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Leading local channel CTV to go off air

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:11:00 +1300

Christchurch’s CTV channel survived a quake that killed half its staff and wrecked its premises five years ago. But changing technology, media economics and public broadcasting policy have combined to knock the country’s leading local TV channel off the air.  

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Giving it away for free

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Some of the best journalism in New Zealand is found in glossy magazines which have a premium price tag on the cover. Why is New Zealand's dominant magazine publisher Bauer Media suddenly giving it away for nothing in print and online?

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High hits and low blows in rugby reporting

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:07:00 +1300

It was a bruising encounter when the All Blacks took on Ireland last weekend. The same could be said of the partisan pitched battle between the two counties’ media that’s played out this past week.

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Mediawatch for 27 November 2016

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:06:00 +1300

Leading local channel CTV to go off air; pre-eminent magazine publisher giving it away for free; low blows in the media over high hits in the rugby

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