28 Feb 2024

Former news head Mark Jennings on the collapse of Newshub

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 28 February 2024
Newshub at 6 last Thursday said the public media merger hearings heard the plan is "riddled with problems."

Newshub's newsroom will continue to operate until the end of June. Photo: Screenshot / Newshub at 6

One of New Zealand's key media companies, Newshub, is to shut its newsroom on June 30.

Staff were called to an emergency meeting this morning.

Kathryn talks to former Newshub Head of News Mark Jennings about the decision by owner Warner Brothers and how much of a shock this will be for staff.

She also speaks to Mediawatch's Colin Peacock about why it's happened and the implications for New Zealand's media landscape.