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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

Street fighting: the media’s big bike battle

11/17/2018
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How we get around our cities has suddenly flared up in our news. Even media colleagues are calling each other haters and zealots, and calling each other out for fake news. But is this just background noise or does it have a real impact?

Duration:00:26:37

Forthright Fourth Estate critic leaves a legacy

11/17/2018
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Pioneering media watcher Brian Priestley has died, aged 92. It’s 30 years since he last lashed the media on Fourth Estate, the TVNZ show that made him a household name. But he still had lots to say about the media after that.

Duration:00:10:22

Mediawatch for 18 November 2018

11/17/2018
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Street fighting - media at war over urban transport; the death of Radio Live; Brian Priestley - the forthright Fourth Estate critic.

Duration:00:38:49

The death of Radio Live

11/14/2018
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Fourteen years after launching “the new voice of talk radio” MediaWorks will silence Radio Live and jobs look set to go as a classic hits station takes over. Mediawatch looks at why and what might replace it.

Duration:00:05:09

Mediawatch Midweek 14 November

11/14/2018
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Mediawatch Midweek is our weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Jeremy chats to Karyn about five years of First World War commemoration coverage and asks why some critical stories barely rated a mention.

Duration:00:19:57

Mediawatch Midweek 7 November 2018

11/10/2018
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Mediawatch Midweek is our weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Colin chats to Karyn about a bold project putting youth front-and-centre in their own words; political conference coverage missing out the rank and file; robo-journalism on the rise; some seriously sustained sarcasm - and royal visit feedback 100 years apart.

Duration:00:20:01

JLR’s greatest hits keep coming

11/10/2018
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National’s leaders faced more curly questions after another secret recording featuring MP- gone-rogue Jami-Lee Ross was leaked to media. That raised more questions about the ethics of squeezing stories out of stuff where the public interest is far from clear.

Duration:00:09:04

Possible push polling polarises Porirua

11/10/2018
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Last Wednesday the Dominion-Post splashed a story across its front page under the headline: "Mayor's family 432km away." Mediawatch suggests the real story was far closer to home: a poll asking questions about the living arrangement of Porirua mayor Mike Tana that could well be a case of dirty politics.

Duration:00:07:54

Rank and file missing from conference coverage

11/10/2018
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Thirty years ago, deep divisions in the Labour Party were thrown in sharp relief by the media during its annual conference in Dunedin. But the media were much better managed when the party returned last weekend.

Duration:00:12:16

Stuff tightens squeeze on community papers

11/10/2018
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Reporters are being laid off in Auckland and further north, leaving long-standing local papers there with just a handful of journalists. It’s the latest cost-cutting move by the country’s biggest publisher of papers. One former editor tells Mediawatch it’s a cut too far.

Duration:00:10:49

Mediawatch for 11 November 2018

11/10/2018
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Curly questions for media in JLR's secret recordings; rank and file missing from party conference coverage; possible push polling polarises Porirua; Stuff tightens squeeze on community papers.

Duration:00:37:33

Royal couple's visit dominates the local media

11/3/2018
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They came. They waved. And the royal couple conquered our media completely.

Duration:00:16:20

Māori media under review

11/3/2018
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A major review of Māori broadcasting has been announced by the government against a backdrop of growing problems. Jobs are set to go at Māori Television in what’s been billed as a “strategic refresh” and some say a planned “one-stop shop” for news would not be good for journalism.

Duration:00:18:50

Scooter scare stories come fast and furious

11/3/2018
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New forms of environmentally-friendly two-wheeled transport have arrived in our three biggest cities - on a trial-only basis. How did media react to the shock of the new?

Duration:00:12:10

Mediawatch for 4 November 2018

11/3/2018
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Britannia rules the airwaves - and the papers, websites and social media; major Māori media review; scary scooter stories come fast and furious.

Duration:00:30:26

Mediawatch Midweek 31 October 2018

10/31/2018
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Mediawatch Midweek is our weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Jeremy chats to Karyn about his attempts to come to grips with the terrorist attack on the Synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people last weekend.

Duration:00:17:31

Politics, sex and the media

10/27/2018
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On last weekend's Q+A programme, political scientist Dr Bryce Edwards declared the media and politicians "sort of have to" start reporting "what's going on beneath the bed sheets" of politicians. Mediawatch asks if that's really the case and delves into some of last week's coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross affair.

Duration:00:09:55

Pivot to poverty?

10/27/2018
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The news media made a “pivot to video” partly because social media users couldn’t get enough of it. But Facebook eventually admitted its figures were flaky and now it is being sued by advertisers in the US. Have media companies made a mistake going visual?​

Duration:00:24:26

Late to the party on slow journalism

10/27/2018
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A top UK news boss is launching a new online news service that promises to slow down digital-age news. But Delayed Gratification - proudly proclaiming to be “last with the news” - has a head start on so-called 'slow journalism'.

Duration:00:05:40

Mediawatch for 28 October 2018

10/27/2018
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Politics, sex and the media; publishers ponder the 'pivot to video'; late to the party for slow journalism.

Duration:00:30:00