Mediawatch for 21 December 201412/20/14
Coverage of the deadly siege in Sydney; Australia's last correspondent here heads for home; mean Mike mockery, and; a scandalous story - or just another election year smear?
Mediawatch for 14 December 2014
Why some scientists fear speaking out in the media; scandal-tainted politicians in the papers last weekend; alone at the microphone with moody musicians.
Mediawatch Extra December 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: the return of Dirty Politics - and an Aussie view of the scandal; pundits aplenty on everything under the sun; grannies and granddads in the news; right and left...
Mediawatch for 7 December 2014
What counts as news these days - and what's an ad; sponsored content sprouting online; the pros and cons of ultra-fast broadband, and; the danger of going down in history as heartless.
Mediawatch for 30 November 2014
Has exposure defeated evasion, or has spin triumphed sunshine after two inquiries prompted by 'Dirty Politics'?; how the media seize on the age of people in their stories; a marathon media mishap.
Mediawatch for 23 November 2014
A lack of facts in the scandal over sexism at CERA; scientist caught in a sexism 'shirtstorm'; the political song that was scuppered before the election; revealing research about the nation's advertising executives.
Mediawatch for 16 November 2014
Media make a meal of munted punters at the races; reaction to new restrictions aimed at curbing IS extremism in New Zealand; Maori TV's chief executive on where he's taking the channel in its second decade on air; politicians and reporters' cosy...
Mediawatch for 9 November 2014
A conversation that wound up climate change campaigners and skeptics - and other contrary climate claims in the media; the complex deals done to get local shows on commercial TV; one man's mission to revive a long-lost quiz.
Mediawatch for 2 November 2014
TVNZ farming out the making of its Maori programmes after more than 30 years making and screening them; NZME's Jane Hastings on the transformation of news and radio - and when we might have to pay for it; Press Council fees for digital media; a story...
Mediawatch for 26 October 2014
Panic over property prices and rising rates in Auckland; political ploys with the Official Information Act - and what a review of compliance might uncover; changes at NZ's biggest radio and newspaper company NZME.
Mediawatch for 19 October 2014
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...
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