Mediawatch for 19 October 201410/18/14
The ISIS crisis and tightening of anti-terrorism laws; PR people review their reputation and a mysterious new media name.
Mediawatch for 12 October 2014
Auckland's electricity outage sparks strange responses; journalists and authors striving to keep their sources secret; new Australian anti-terror law worries the media; no such thing as a free lunch?
Mediawatch for 5 October 2014
Turning Labour's leadership crisis into a drama; trust ownership for the media -and the launch of NZME; the 'Planet Key' problem- and new legal backup for satire and parody in the UK.
Mediawatch for 28 September 2014
Australian anti-terror raids; bloodthirsty coverage of the Labour leadership; the Fijian election and media freedom, and; Glenn Greenwald and his billionaire backer.
Mediawatch for 21 September 2014 - Election Special
Mediawatch looks at the media on election night with Wallace Chapman - and the coverage of the extraordinary election campaign. Also: how an award winning American reporter and a world-famous whistleblower swung the spotlight onto surveillance.
Mediawatch live post-election analysis
A live Mediawatch post-election special.
Mediawatch for 14 September 2014
Spying claims complicate the campaign; fact-checking the politicians; political parties' policies on broadcasting; claims about Maori TV leave questions unanswered and cash for tweets.
Mediawatch for 7 September 2014
Music stations seize on stolen nude celebrity shots; more 'Dirty Politics' developments, and; one of the trickiest jobs in journalism... reporting from North Korea.
Mediawatch for 31 August 2014
Collins quits; political parties vs the All Blacks; crank Corkery trumps policy; will the Dirty Politics saga change the media?
Mediawatch Extra August 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch based on your feedback. This month: Is Dirty Politics is a 'beltway' issue?; reporting election campaign gaffes; Radio New Zealand's digital-era direction; twitter and app updates; gruesome news images; paying...
Mediawatch for 24 August 2014
'Dirty Politics' creates headlines - and headaches for politicians, bloggers and the media; the original monthly Maori magazine returns; TVNZ's online effort to harvest voters views.
Mediawatch for 17 August 2014
On Mediawatch this week - warnings for the media from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics; plus the reporting of Robin Williams' death. And we hear from Radio New Zealand's outgoing head of news on why he's going, where news is heading, and the story of an...
Mediawatch for 10 August 2014
New boss for a big broadcaster; a celebrity tragedy; two documentaries on climate change that the main media wouldn't make; the plan for a single audiovisual archive.
Mediawatch for 3 August 2014
Coverage of the Gaza crisis stirs strong emotions - and the battle for hearts and minds; an outbreak of ebola alarmism; as publishers ponder making us pay for online news, how much will we part with - and what will we pay for?
Mediawatch for 27 July 2014
Reporting the MH 17 disaster; how the media handle gruesome details and images in an era of instant transmission; should reporters fear surveillance and snooping, and how can they protect themselves and keep sources secret?
Mediawatch for 20 July 2014
World Cup breaks records and startles reporters; Sky TV's boss on past success and future digital challenges; investigators advising our investigative journalists.
Mediawatch for 13 July 2014
The trial of Rolf Harris; how TV handled two victims of alleged sexual assault; the World Cup and the market for TV sports rights; pre-election claims of media bias, a paper changes tack on tax.
Mediawatch for 6 July 2014
The diplomatic immunity drama; changes at RNZ on air and behind the scenes; a confusing picture of peace at Auckland's port; claims of a gag on Teina Pora, and; politicians using bad words.
Mediawatch Extra July 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: complaints about coverage of Donghua Liu's donations; how a long-haired schoolboy squabble ended up in the news; woman presenters copping unfair flak; a taxpayer...
Mediawatch for 29 June 2014
The PM in the US; overwrought reporting of Labour's 'donation nightmare'; radio kills the video star with a new TV channel; the phone hacking trial in Murdoch's press; some overcooked Sunday paper stories.
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