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
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
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.