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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

Mediawatch Election Special for 24 September 2017

9/23/2017
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Colin Peacock presents a live critical overview of the news media's election performance from the Backbencher: Also: a look back at how the election campaign unfolded in the media - and the political divide between town and country exposed in the rural media.

Duration: 00:38:03


Fear and loathing in the farming press

9/23/2017
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Claims that the election turned the rural-urban divide into a chasm were strongly echoed in the media - especially the farming press.

Duration: 00:05:58


Campaigns can be hazardous to your health

9/23/2017
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An election campaign full of hazards for candidates ended amid a punctured pipe, a bubble bursting, the threat of a youthquake and a chasm between town and country. Mediawatch boils down the media's election campaign in 15 minutes.

Duration: 00:14:59


Mediawatch for 17 September 2017

9/16/2017
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Broadcasting at the back of policy parade; local politics out of focus; are you ready to be immersed in the news?

Duration: 00:38:03


Broadcasting buried in policy parade

9/16/2017
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The broadcasters we have today were largely shaped by political decisions made more than 25 years ago. Mediawatch rounds up the media policies that political parties are offering this time round - if the issue is on their radar at all.

Duration: 00:07:53


Local politics out of focus

9/16/2017
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Local candidates in the election aren’t always asked about genuine local issues when the media come calling. Do local voters really want to know what gets them on the dancefloor?

Duration: 00:06:13


Immersed in the news

9/16/2017
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Virtual reality and 360 video are already part of the mix for big names in online news overseas. Now two new projects here have had a crack at it with funding from the public purse. Is “immersive journalism” a game-style gimmick - or a way to really revitalise the craft?

Duration: 00:27:05


Viral - but not memorable

9/16/2017
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When a girl burst in on her dad's live news interview on BBC TV back in March, it quickly went viral and became one of the year’s most memorable bloopers. Or did it?

Duration: 00:01:42


Mediawatch for 10 September 2017

9/9/2017
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Debatable benefits of head-to-head leaders' clashes; pundits with skin in the campaign game; digging deep for the fiscal hole truth.

Duration: 00:30:50


Debatable benefits of head-to-head clashes

9/9/2017
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Three live Ardern v English debates in seven days pumped up coverage of the election campaign. The media picked out the leaders’ zingers, bangers and clangers, and they agonised over who won and who lost. But what did we learn from them?

Duration: 00:19:48


Pundits with skin in the campaign game

9/9/2017
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Election campaigns are boom time for PR consultants and pundits, but the public need to know if they’re also in the middle of their spin cycle when they appear in the media.

Duration: 00:08:41


Digging deep for the hole truth

9/9/2017
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National’s discovery of a 12 billion dollar-deep hole triggered a string of claims, counterclaims and sporting similes in the media. But did they get to the hole truth in time?

Duration: 00:06:34


Will Silicon Valley save the media?

9/2/2017
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The profits of Apple, Google and Facebook soar while the bottom lines of news media companies slump. Trust in news has been dented by a surge in 'fake news' online. Silicon Valley is clearly part of the news media’s problem. Is it also part of the solution?

Duration: 00:33:30


Mediawatch: Silicon Valley

9/2/2017
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Around the world the news media has a problem. The online explosion has given them a huge new audience - but not much income. Meanwhile, the spectacular profits of technology companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook are hitting new highs every year. Silicon Valley is part of the news media's problem but is it also part of the solution? Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

Duration: 00:30:22


Mediawatch for 27 Aug 2017

8/27/2017
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Colin Peacock looks at an ambitious multimedia project yet that sought to lift the lid on our involvement in Afghanistan. But first: how F-bombs, lipstick on pigs and the prime minister's pimples all overshadowed political policies this week.

Duration: 00:30:00


F-bombs, lipstick on pigs and the PM's pimples

8/26/2017
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New Zealand’s longest serving political leader suddenly signed off this week warning that superficial stuff seemed to be drowning out real political issues in the media. Week one of the election campaign showed he’s got a point.

Duration: 00:07:01


Floating flaky facts on water

8/19/2017
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$18 cabbages? An extra $75 for wine? Eye-watering claims about the crippling costs of charging for water floated free in the media this past week - even in the rural press which should have known better.

Duration: 00:10:22


Broadcasters warned over mining social media

8/19/2017
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New research from the broadcasting regulator has found that many New Zealanders willingly share stuff on social media,but they reckon broadcasters should get permission to use it. Is that realistic now that so much is shared so widely by so many online?

Duration: 00:30:10


Silent sponsor's PR fail

8/19/2017
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New Zealand's main awards for business journalism have been scrapped after most media withdrew because the sponsor vetoed an entry critical of a client. But the sponsor still refuses to address the issue.

Duration: 00:06:02


Mediawatch for 20 August 2017

8/19/2017
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Floating flaky facts on water; how the news media mine social media for stories; a silent sponsor's PR fail.

Duration: 00:36:08

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