Mediawatch for 17 May 201505/16/15
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.
Mediawatch for 8 February 2015
Screening the Rugby World Cup; Lydia Ko a no-go on screen - but number one in the news; clarification on Whanganui toddler coverage; the spread of the Christchurch 'sex romp' story; drama from Denmark is a hit here, but is our system serving us well?
Mediawatch for 1 February 2015
Questions raised by the death of a child; controversy over Catton's critical comments; coverage of foreign fishing in our waters; more odd ointment advice.
Mediawatch for 25 January 2015
Reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack and what it might mean for media freedom; a confusing case of sponsored content; wet pants, unclaimed undies, bowel batteries - some stuff making news this summer when not much else was happening.
Mediawatch for 21 December 2014
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.
- Wellington, New Zealand