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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

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English


Episodes

Eyes on the RWC prize

4/15/2018
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The Rugby World Cup in Japan next year will be screened here by TVNZ and telco Spark. For the first time, fans who want every game live will have to pay to watch it online. Is it a significant moment for the way we watch our sport?

Duration:00:10:54

Taika's blurt makes media mad as f***

4/14/2018
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Taika Waititi has spoken out about racism in New Zealand previously without controversy. So have other entertainers. Why did our media suddenly seize on another recent passing comment of his - four days after it was first published?

Duration:00:07:47

Rebellious US paper turns on its owners

4/14/2018
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Fed up with years of cuts administered by its owners, The Denver Post’s staff told them to get lost this week - in the pages of their own paper. A former Denver Post editor tells Mediawatch why - and what happened next.

Duration:00:13:42

The medals and the misery

4/14/2018
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While the media celebrated our medalists on the Gold Coast this past fortnight, they also milked the misery of some of those who failed to fire.

Duration:00:09:07

Mediawatch for 15 April 2018

4/14/2018
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Taika's blurt makes media mad as f***; milking the misery of our athletes who failed to fire; The Denver Post turns on its owners; talk radio fact-checking.

Duration:00:33:59

Latest episode of 'Curran events'

4/7/2018
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The fallout from Carol Hirschfeld's RNZ resignation and continuing pressure on the broadcasting minister Clare Curran were closely covered by the media again this week. Where are we now in the saga The Listener called 'Curran events' - and what will be in the next episode?

Duration:00:08:50

Transport plan sparks front page road rage

4/7/2018
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Labour's ten-year plan for transport had a lot in it for the media to explain, but coverage focused on political claims and counter-claims about tax, and complaints about pain at the pump over the price of petrol.

Duration:00:10:59

TVNZ gets back in the Games

4/7/2018
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TVNZ gave away the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and Sky TV was the only game in town again four years later. Mediawatch asks why TVNZ has decided to go for gold with the Games again this year and if it's a sign of things to come for other live sports - including the Rugby World Cup.

Duration:00:16:56

Top level turbulence at RNZ and the Beehive

3/31/2018
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One morning meeting late last year led to a key RNZ executive suddenly quitting this week - and intense pressure on the broadcasting minister to do the same. Mediawatch looks at how that happened and asks RNZ’s boss what this means for the big-budget boost the broadcaster hopes to secure.

Duration:00:17:31

Cricket controversy fires up our media

3/31/2018
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Aussies cheating at cricket against South Africa half a world away had nothing to do with us. But it seemed like nothing else was in the news after the scandalous story first broke.

Duration:00:08:28

Mediawatch for 1 April 2018

3/31/2018
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Aussie cricket cheating fires up our media; turbulence at the top of RNZ - and the Beehive; tricky questions for visiting VIPS.

Duration:00:31:02

RNZ shock also rocks government

3/26/2018
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The effects of Carol Hirschfeld’s resignation from RNZ over an off-the-books meeting with the broadcasting minister go beyond the broadcaster itself. It comes as the minister was putting in place a system to fund broadcasting at arms’ length from politicians, says Mediawatch.

Duration:00:16:41

Obamamania in overdrive . . .

3/24/2018
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The private visit of former US president Barack Obama got blanket coverage this week, even though he blanked the media and he said little of substance.

Duration:00:10:45

. . . while Widodo went under the radar

3/24/2018
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While a former US President’s visit preoccupied our media this week, the state visit of the current president of Indonesia - the world’s fourth most populous nation - went mostly under the radar. You’ll look in vain for reports about what was discussed at top-level talks about important issues.

Duration:00:05:37

Visual Trumpery - the good and bad of data journalism

3/24/2018
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Good data journalism makes lots of important information easily understandable and it clarifies complicated issues for us. But visiting expert Alberto Cairo warns we must also beware of visualisations that look convincing but skew the truth - and reveals the statistical benchmark for heavy metal bands.

Duration:00:20:53

Mediawatch for 25 March 2018

3/24/2018
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Obamamania in overdrive - Widodo under the radar; Visual Trumpery - the good and bad of data; sensing a story?

Duration:00:37:47

Sensing a story?

3/24/2018
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For years, critics of the so-called psychics starring in TVNZ’s Sensing Murder pointed out that none of them have ever actually solved a cold case or found a missing person. If you believe recent reports, one of them has finally proved them wrong.

Duration:00:03:00

Summer camp scandal sparks flood of opinion

3/17/2018
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Labour's summer camp scandal triggered a flood of opinion in the media this past week. Much of it claimed political spin had overridden the rights of the victims, but the coverage and comment also made it an even more political story.

Duration:00:10:13

Publisher puts a cat among the pigeons

3/17/2018
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Once a behind-the-scenes boss, National Business Review owner Todd Scott has been front-and-centre lately - culling contributors, taking on ad agencies and clashing with other journalists including his own. He tells Mediawatch it's all part of a plan to put paying subscribers at the heart of the business.

Duration:00:12:50

Digital media pioneer urges radical rethink of copyright

3/17/2018
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Our creaking pre-internet copyright law is up for review, with the rights of digital-age creators and consumers in conflict. Canadian author and online pioneer Cory Doctorow tells Mediawatch propping up old business models would be like rewarding the winners of last year’s lottery all over again. But if we're more free to share online, how will anyone make a living?​

Duration:00:23:50

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