Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:09:00 +1200A quarter of the NZ population regularly watch Danish TV dramas, while the highest-rating local offering attracted an audience of just over 250,000 last year. Mediawatch asks a Danish expert what their secret is.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:06:00 +1200An historic $2 billion pay equity deal dominated the headlines this week but did the media's focus on the part played by one feisty individual obscure the collective efforts of unions and their members?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:06:00 +1200Historic pay equity claim coverage; TV drama - lessons for NZ in how it's done in Denmark.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:10:00 +1200The business of publishing papers has never been tougher, but dozens of independently-owned ones still doggedly cover local news all over the country. Now their stories can be found on a new website which promises no clickbait and no Kardashians.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:09:00 +1200The Sonny Bill Williams ‘collar-gate’ controversy had all the ingredients for the media: rugby, a celebrity, big brands and big money - all overlaid with a religious culture clash. But was really a story?
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1200John Clarke lampooned politicians and the powerful in New Zealand and Australia, but he also skewered the media from time to time too with his subtle style of satire. Mediawatch looks at that - and how the media here marked his death.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1200SBW's conscientious objection riles critics; a new one-stop-shop for local news online; how John Clarke took the mickey out of the media.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:10:00 +1200The PM says there is no basis for an inquiry into the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan, yet editorial opinion in the media overwhelmingly backs one. Has the meaning of book Hit & Run been obscured by all the claims and counter-claims in the media?
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:09:00 +1200The advertising that has covered the cost of journalism in the past is drifting away from the news media. Readers who value it are being asked to pay more to secure its future. Mediawatch asks two local online entrepreneurs if crowdfunding is the answer.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:06:00 +1200'Hit and Run' claims and counterclaims; new moves to crowdfund New Zealand journalism; Tame Iti calls out the media - again.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:08:00 +1200No fewer than five national news outlets reported last weekend that Tuhoe activist and artist Tame Iti once stole a priceless painting. But he didn't do it - and it wasn't the first time he'd asked them to put the record straight.
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:10:00 +1200Ten years ago, the journalists' union held a summit at Parliament under the banner 'Journalism Matters' to air their fears about commercial pressures diminishing the quality of news. 10 years later, they were back for a event called 'Journalism Still Matters'. What's the state of play now?
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:09:00 +1200A new fly-on-the-wall prime-time documentary is actually one big ad for an airline - but no-one’s telling the viewers.
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:06:00 +1200Days are numbered for one daily paper; Journalism Still Matters - ten years on; PR in disguise takes-off on TV.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:16:00 +1300Fairfax Media says its Blenheim-based paper The Marlborough Express will soon publish on only three days a week, after more than 130 years as a daily paper. It could be a sign of things to come for other local papers with a small circulation and falling sales.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:09:00 +1300Three years ago, John Key admitted he kept in touch with certain bloggers. Then Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics lifted the lid on other government ministers leaking to them. Newstalk ZB’s Felix Marwick went through official channels to find out more. Three years on, what has he discovered?
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1300'Hit and Run' sparks calls for inquiry and a backlash against the authors; PM's blogger ties remain in the dark; TVNZ to cut jobs in news reshuffle; TV funnyman starts debate by getting serious on suicide.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:55:00 +1300Comedian Jono Pryor took TV3 viewers by surprise last week when he suddenly got serious about suicide live on the Jono and Ben show. It sparked debate about how suicide is reported and discussed by the media.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:12:00 +1300TVNZ has announced plans to cut jobs in news but increase reporting from the regions. Chief executive Kevin Kenrick tells Mediawatch more big changes will come to make TVNZ "sustainable".
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:52:00 +1300News of another Nicky Hager book coming out in an election year became a big story, even before reporters knew what it was about. Mediawatch looks at how Hit and Run hit the headlines.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:10:00 +1300A new TV channel promising to “set a new standard for Chinese broadcasting in New Zealand” goes live this weekend on Freeview. What will NCTV offer Chinese New Zealanders - and other New Zealanders too?
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:09:00 +1300The Newsroom website launched this week with a scoop on caged eggs being passed-off as free range that was undoubtedly in the public interest, but did it justify the use of hidden cameras? Mediawatch's Jeremy Rose isn't convinced.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1300New news site makes headlines with big egg scoop; the ethics of digital-age hidden-camera filming; a new Chinese channel with bold goals.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:55:00 +1300A new online news service launched this week, led by two experienced news editors who promised to cover "the things that matter".
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:11:00 +1300After more than 25 years as a journalist, Phil Vine went to work for Greenpeace last year. Many other reporters have crossed over to "the dark side" to help organisations get their messages out, but Phil Vine still says he's a journalist, not a campaigner.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:10:00 +1300A media campaign about "New Zealand's red meat story" is in the pipeline. It follows a recent ad campaign putting dairy farmers front and centre to boost the image of Fonterra. Is the farming lobby after our hearts and minds as well as our wallets?
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:09:00 +1300Bill English hinted at changes to superannuation on Saturday morning, then told reporters to "wait and see". Bumping up the retirement age was done by dinnertime on Monday, taking much of the media by surprise.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1300Bill English surprises political reporters with a Super announcement; spinning yarns from our farms, crossing over to the dark side?
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:10:00 +1300Two former All Blacks were pinged by police in Paris for drink and drug offences just one week apart. It prompted an avalanche of anguished opinions in the media and claims they had tarnished New Zealand rugby's reputation. But were they missing the point?
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:10:00 +1300Pundits pile on to expat ex-All Blacks letting the side down; Bill English's anecdote on the line on drug testing; bold proposals to boost Canada's flagging media.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:09:00 +1300The PM put the cat among the pigeons this week when he said the drug habits of too many Kiwis ruled them out of getting a job. Mediawatch looks at how the media responded to a story by anecdotes.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:08:00 +1300A government-ordered review of Canada's news media has proposed bold changes to ease the problems they're facing - the same issues the media here are grappling with too. Mediawatch talks to a Canadian expert who is not sure the plans will work.