Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay some up-close coverage of the fallout from 'Taken by the State' - and how the media dealt with what the hell happened at… Read moreVideo, Audio
The Black Caps are in the Cricket World Cup final this weekend in England a week after the Women’s World Cup of football finished in France. Women were not left on the sidelines in the media coverage… Read moreVideo, Audio
‘Freedom in Broadcasting without Harm’ is the newly-stated mission of our most powerful media watchdog. The BSA is also asking if broadcasting standards need to change after the Christchurch mosque… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay about the end of local music TV, the fallout from a famous Māori Television scoop and Google changing tack on name… Read moreAudio
The pressure’s on for consistent cancer care around the country. Experts say that will take more than just more money for medicines but that’s become the focus of much of the coverage and comment in… Read moreAudio
The latest All Blacks World Cup jersey was launched with a comprehensive PR blitz this week - and a premium price tag. The media marveled at its cutting edge design, but it wasn’t clear whether paying… Read moreAudio
This week Newshub and RNZ both ran interviews with far-right Austrian activist Martin Sellner. Mediawatch's Jeremy Rose argues neither provided the background required for their audiences to… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay about attribution anger; greenwashing in the Koru lounge, tenant journos and rental health . . . and tech titans dissing our… 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.