More than 70 media organisations around the world - including most of New Zealand's leading media companies - have signed up to the Covering Climate Change Now week that kicks off on Monday 16… Read moreAudio
Struggling news media companies have been lobbying the government behind the scenes for some time. On Thursday broadcaster MediaWorks put it all out in the open, telling the minister responsible its… Read moreAudio
All our MPs but one voted to change the gun laws. Opinion polls showed a majority approved and thousands of banned weapons have been peacefully surrendered. Do reported claims of widespread discontent… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay about colossal corrections undermining an article, airing the ethics of the 'empty chair,' the Rich List offering rich… Read moreAudio
Coverage of political party conferences tends to focus on the leaders who we see all the time in the news - and ignore the party members who gather once a year to be heard. But at the Green… Read moreAudio
Once upon a timeour major media companies and telcos were none of each others' business. Now they are all up in each others' business because of 'convergence' driven by digital technology and the… Read moreAudio
Given recent NRL results and refereeing blunders, anyone emotionally invested in the Warriors could be forgiven for turning the air blue. Recent stories in print have had as many dots, dashes and… Read moreAudio
Over the coming year NZ on Air plans to spend $37.7 million on factual programmes and $46.4 on dramas and eventually most of the resulting content will find its way to the on-demand services of the… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media. It also examines the performance of the agencies, corporations and institutions that regulate them. It looks into the impact the media has on the nation, highlighting good practice as well as bad along the way - and it also enquires into overseas trends and technological developments which New Zealanders need to know about.
It aims to enlighten everyone with an interest in the media about how it all works, how quickly things are changing - and how certain significant stories and issues are being covered. It's also intended to be essential listening for those who work in the industry itself - as well as those who simply enjoy well-produced and lively radio.