Mediawatch for 20 July 201407/20/14
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.
Mediawatch for 22 June 2014
The media frenzy around David Cunliffe; the fight for hearts and minds over funding a tilt at the Americas Cup; a magazine poll on trust falls flat and a British invader in Australia's media market.
Mediawatch for 15 June 2014
Media reaction to the downfall of John Banks; public funding for a satirical political party; World Cup scandals create an epic PR disaster; verdicts on Maori TV's mis-spending scoop and how the PM's people gave the media a heads-up by mistake.
Mediawatch for 8 June 2014
A Campbell crusade to take the All Blacks to Samoa; do media campaigns create real pressure or just noise?; a literary mystery and other strange kiwi stories from London; Stephen Hawking's publicity stunt.
Mediawatch for 1 June 2014
An ill-timed airing of earwax on TV; another image that prompted TV3 to say sorry; a dramatised history which might be easy to miss on screen; a startling tax stat challenged; wrong words on the radio.
Mediawatch for 25 May 2014
The match-fixing scandal erupts in the media - and the unmasking of Player X; an award-winning writer brings journalists and newsmakers together; opening up TV archives to give taxpayers a fair suck of the sav.
Mediawatch Extra May 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: coverage of Kiwis killed overseas; budget coverage gripes; tricky left and right labels; hounding under-fire ministers; synthetic drug stories missing the point;...
Mediawatch for 18 May 2014
Political personalities clashing on camera tops TV news; TVNZ tightens up on reporters' political participation; award-winning Andrea Vance on the threat of surveillance; movie murder for Mum.
Mediawatch for 11 May 2014
The media response to Judith Collins singling out a reporter; Maurice Williamson's downfall and freedom of information; global exposure for Kim DotCom; radio awards blips, and; Euro expats want Eurovision on screen.
Mediawatch for 4 May 2014
Media getting credit - and the blame - for the demise of legal highs; the wrong Jono; a startling stuff-up in Australia; papers plucking power poles, football players and a prince's peach-fuzz from their pictures; revamping public radio for the...
Mediawatch for 27 April 2014
Media coverage of controversial legal highs: sorting fact from fiction - or dazed and confused?; a political policy on burglary gets stolen; a soiled spoiler and other pitfalls for broadcasters.
Mediawatch for 20 April 2014
More royal visit media frenzy; a new pressure group demanding better broadcasting; why Teina Pora can't talk to the media; Maori TV snubbed - and saying sorry.
Mediawatch for 13 April 2014
Reporting the royal tour; TV channels putting programmes online instead of on the air; popping in on politicians in search of their human side; mixed messages on judging by appearances.
Mediawatch Extra April 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: political bloggers spoon-feeding the news media; misreporting of political polls; Kim Dotcom's Mein Kampf investment; responses to RNZ changes; online bullying...
Mediawatch for 6 April 2014
Geoff Robinson leaves Morning Report - and the shake-up that created the programme in 1975; April Fool hoaxes, a TV comedy turnaround, new recommendations for reporting suicide; fallout from an upsetting on-air slip.
Mediawatch for 30 March 2014
Mediawatch asks why the pollsters reckon it's time to improve political polls - and the media's reporting of their results. Also: The print media watchdog embraces bloggers; Maori TV picks a controversial new chief; and are sheep-sized rats really on...
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