22 Nov 2015

RNZ cutting its cloth - and some jobs

From Mediawatch, 9:10 am on 22 November 2015

Radio New Zealand's prolonged funding freeze and the cost of new digital initiatives are beginning to bite. Last week a restructure of its music division was confirmed at the cost of some jobs. This week RNZ's radio group proposed cutting jobs of producers and newsreaders as well as two senior roles, including the Head of Radio. Mediawatch asks RNZ's chief executive and editor-in-chief Paul Thompson why this is happening now, and where his digital plan is heading.