Lately for Wednesday 19 August 2020
10.20 Businesses teeter on the edge of lockdown pressures
With predictions about 250 jobs are being lost in Auckland each day the city is in lockdown level three, many companies are now more vulnerable than they were before the first lockdown back in March.
Karyn speaks with Infometrics senior economist Brad Olsen about the impact of lockdown restrictions on businesses around the country as well as in Auckland to find out what his analysis is showing.
10.30 Is the NZ media taking control of the 'accountability narrative" for Covid-19?
Media coverage of disasters follows a broadly similar trajectory even though the disasters themselves might take very different forms.
This is the introduction of an article by Dr Denis Muller who's the senior research fellow at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
Karyn asks Dr Muller to talk through the patterns he's seeing in the media covering of the Covid-19 crisis in Victoria, asking how the reporting has gone from impact and response to a focus on the blame phase.
10.40 Midweek Media Watch with Hayden Donnell
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately.
This week Hayden speaks with Karyn about the backlash to the media's questioning of Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.
Hayden also discovers an obituary in stuff for a former SS officer, and he gives a shout out to David Farrier's blog Webworm, asking whether or not newsrooms struggle to invest adequate resources into investigating and debunking online misinformation.