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


Big bank bankrolls big new money show

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:12:00 +1300

TVNZ's new prime-time programme all about money is bankrolled by a big bank - and it has a host who helps out the broadcaster with its marketing. So is it all one big ad - or just another way to make a show?

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Closing down Cadbury's bad news

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:11:00 +1300

News of the Cadbury factory's closure came as a big blow in Dunedin this week - especially for the hundreds of people their likely to lose their jobs. But they weren't able to tell the media how they felt about it.

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Ten years in TV under the radar

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Sam Irvine is a low-profile boss in the high-profile business of TV. Over the past decade at Freeview, he has overseen the digital transition of free-to-air television. Mediawatch asks if it has delivered for viewers, and what will come next.

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Knocking out the streamers

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:07:00 +1300

Sky TV and Duco Events prosecuted people for illegally streaming their live boxing bouts last year. In Australia, they’ve taken a more direct approach to dealing with those who don’t pay-per-view.

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Mediawatch for 19 February 2017

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:30:00 +1300

Big bank bankrolls big new Latta money show; closing down Cadbury's bad news; ten years of Freeview - and its future; knocking out the streamers Aussie-style

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More than just the media vs the marae

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:11:00 +1300

Pundits have predicted the media shut-out at Te Tii marae - and politicians pulling out - might mean the end of Waitangi Day as we know it. But will the media simply follow the leader next year?  

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Political play to get state out of broadcasting

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Minor political parties’ policies on broadcasting rarely make headlines, but newcomer Gareth Morgan got the media’s attention this week with his proposal to get rid of state-owned broadcasters.

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Discount doco breaks ground online

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:09:00 +1300

NZ On Air funding is now available for online outlets to make documentaries. Jeremy Rose looks at the first major documentary paid for with the public purse.

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Star presenter's flying visit for fawning fans

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:07:00 +1300

The media rolled out the red carpet for idiosyncratic CNN business presenter Richard Quest during a flying visit this week. No-one would have been more pleased than the airline which flew him here. [Topics] media, business [Tags] Richard Quest, Tack Tame, breakfast, Mike Hosking, CNN, Newstalk ZB.

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Mediawatch for 12 February 2017

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:06:00 +1300

Waitangi: more than just 'media vs marae; political play to get state out of broadcasting; Discount doco breaks ground online; Star presenter's flying visit and fawning fans.

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PM's media honeymoon is over

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:11:00 +1300

Dealing with the media will be a big part of Bill English's job in election year. Mediawatch looks at the curly questions from the media that brought his short political honeymoon to an abrupt end.

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Mediawatch for 5 February 2017

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:10:00 +1300

PM's honeymoon cut short; who killed the Sevens?; Up against the Great Firewall of China; overestimating our appetite for ice cream

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Bad news comes in Sevens

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:09:00 +1300

"Who killed the Sevens?" asked  the media when crowds fell to unsustainable levels in Wellington last weekend. Some said it was the drunks, some blamed the wowsers. And some said the media must look at itself. 

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Up against the Great Firewall of China

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:08:00 +1300

How can news be controlled with more than 600 million citizens of mainland China now online? A veteran journalist and media freedom advocate in neighbouring Hong Kong tells Mediawatch about working with - and around - the Great Firewall of China.

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Not much of a scoop

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:07:00 +1300

Plenty of people like ice cream - especially if it’s free. But lately, the media have overestimated our appetite for sickly sweet stories about it.

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Trump and the media draw battle lines

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:11:00 +1300

The media and Donald Trump got off on the wrong foot in week 1 of his presidency. How will they respond to his 'declaration of war'?

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No shortage of silly season fake news

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Donald Trump's staff put "alternative facts" into the headlines lately, but Mediawatch found plenty of other stories in the news this summer that didn't stack up.

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Mediawatch for 29 January 2017

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Trump and media draw battle lines; no shortage of summer silly season fake news; trans-Tasman films on demand

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Trans-Tasman movies on demand

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:09:00 +1300

A new service offering only Australian-made films launched with a patriotic hiss and a roar on Australia Day this week. We already have such a service for Kiwi films - but who knew?

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