Kris Faafoi was promoted in a cabinet reshuffle this week, but he still has the problem portfolio of broadcasting. The last vestige of predecessor’s policy was killed off this week when the committee… Read moreAudio
Almost five years after starting up, online outlet The Spinoff now wants readers to cough up along with its corporate sponsors and clients. It’s even offering them some editorial influence. Mediawat… Read moreAudio
How we get around increasingly congested cities and towns has become a hot topic and paying for public transport is a an increasingly fraught political issue, especially as councils around the country… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Jeremy Rose talks to Karyn Hay about the NZ Herald's Meghan Markle mania; death, dying and the news; the Spinoff joins the membership club; and more. Read moreVideo, Audio
Flygskam is rapidly replacing hygge as the media's favourite Scandinavian word. But whereas hygge introduced the world to the warm and fuzzy Danish concept of feeling good due to the simple pleasures… Read moreAudio
The Act party struggles to attract supporters, but has no problem getting the attention of the media. Its new proposals to beef up freedom of speech were debated throughout the week in the news. Read moreAudio
The Mail Online is one of the world’s most popular websites - partly because it recycles the online journalism of other outlets as clickbait. You’ll never believe what happened when New Zealand-based… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay about behind-the-scenes bluster from property profiteers out in the open, the maths of kiwifruit, a lookback at a story… Read moreVideo, Audio
A fly-on-the-wall account of an attempt to take a newborn baby from a Māori whānau into care put Oranga Tamariki’s methods under the spotlight and sparked claims of ‘a stolen generation.’ Those… Read moreAudio
Two contrary political opinion polls this week raised big questions about the quality and the purpose of them. Politicians disputing the outcomes were dismissed as “in denial.” But are the media 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.
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