Publicising snacks and drinks that aren't for sale05/23/15
Why is a leading business weekly publishing stories about novel snacks and drinks that you can't even buy in New Zealand?
Why regional newspapers might miss more late news
Centralised printing makes it hard to get late breaking into local papers.
The media focus on the Prince's female fans
Never mind a new flag or debate about our head of state - the Prince's female fans preoccupied many in our media during the recent royal visit.
Campbell Live dies, aged 10
Mediaworks pulls the plug on John Campbell's crusading current affairs show. Mediawatch asks the TV3's news chief why, and if serious current affairs coverage can survive
Mediawatch for 24 May 2015
Mediaworks news boss on pulling the plug on TV3's Campbell Live - and John Campbell's exit; the focus on the Prince's Harry's female fans - and the flag; regional newspapers missing out on late breaking news, and; publicising snacks and drinks we...
Mediawatch for 17 May 2015
An early morning emergency north of Wellington; streaming services fighting for the market; health researchers slapped down in the media over salt, and; TV-shows accused of faking flatulence.
Mediawatch for 10 May 2015
Questions raised by recent coverage of the controversial Christian community Gloriavale; Nick Davies - the reporter who lifted the lid on phone-hacking in the UK and the scourge of 'churnalism'.
Mediawatch for 3 May 2015
The backlash against dissent and disrespect on ANZAC day; the intrusion of TV advertising on a solemn centenary; a retiring Fairfax executive on the future of journalism in the digital age; PR and journalism in 'Ponytailgate'.
Mediawatch for 26 April 2015
The PM's ponytail pulling saga - and how The Herald's handling of it spawned another story; coverage of the Anzac anniversary - and another centenary the media mostly missed, and; how millions of irreplaceable images from our papers' archives ended up...
Mediawatch for 19 April 2015
Mediawatch looks at further fall-out from the Campbell Live outcry, and why media companies are now keen to become promoters of big events. Also: a Hutt Valley bluesman strikes a blow for freedom of expression, and Lorde has a scrap with her sister ....
Mediawatch for 12 April 2015
A turbulent week in broadcasting: the much-hyped launch of new Paul Henry news show; reports the end is nigh for John Campbell's one; and three low key closures.
Mediawatch for 5 April 2015
Inflation of a nation's expectation - then deflation: the media and the World Cup Final; long-serving reporter voices fears about journalism going digital, RWC TV update; seedy pursuit of 'sex romp woman'; a talkback shift from hell.
Mediawatch for 29 March 2015
Black Caps bowl over the media - and what it might mean for the All Blacks on TV; Northland by-election campaign coverage; a change of direction at Fairfax Media; a fake breakdown that yielded a sweet treat.
Mediawatch for 22 March 2015
The coverage of Cyclone Pam; X Factor judges driven out of the show after a media bullying backlash; one reporter taking a stand against spin; politics by numbers in front of the TV cameras.
Mediawatch for 15 March 2015
How the media managed the 1080 scare; spying and surveillance revelations keep on coming - along with claims they're nothing new; Australian journalists resist data retention in the name of national security; how Maori TV handled unexpected criticism...
Mediawatch Extra March 2015
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: privacy and prurience after a so-called sex romp; advertorials and sponsored content; a possible case of ANZAC fatigue on TV; angst over bogus balancing of...
Mediawatch for 8 March 2015
Can the media claim any credit for the quashing of Teina Pora's conviction, and will they now let him live in peace; a convicted killer on a TV talent show was a great story for some media but not others, and more woe for an epic TV drama about...
Mediawatch for 1 March 2015
Foreign drivers' crashes and courts cases hit the headlines; the fallout from a British journalist blowing the whistle on his own paper; the Video On Demand market here and across the Tasman; viewers desert Gallipoli; does the world's biggest...
Mediawatch for 22 February 2015
An unpaid bill ends a political honeymoon; online outlet Scoop offers itself to the public with crowd funding; 50 Shades dominates submissive media; efforts to push Jessie Ryder into the ring; Gallipoli's TV casualties.
Mediawatch for 15 February 2015
The row over a public payout for Auckland's convention centre; investigating potential miscarriages of justice and claims of wrongful conviction; unbundling live sport at Sky TV; a paper not practicing what it preached on privacy.
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