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25 May - 10:35 am NZ
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Should publishers get public cash because our our broadcasters do?; a major magazine pushes back at The Press Council; Members of Parliament make news acting up under the influence - what about members of the media? (35′24″)
The media feeding frenzy on Aaron Gilmore trumps important issues; a veteran's view of print media prospects; media freedom in the age of the internet and social media; a startling story from the sporting sidelines. (35′35″)
A recent survey of media freedom around the world ranked New Zealand as one of the top 10 nations. So Mediawatch asks: Do we need to fret about press freedom here at all? We also look at local newspapers coming back into local ownership in the South Island; why the media were staking out dairies this week; and are text votes on TV shows good value for money? (35′02″)
Digital TV Switchover in the South Island - and the prospects for local broadcasters; lots of heat about racism - but little light, and; a sense of humour failure over satire. (35′29″)
The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments and updates recent stories from the programme. This month: politicians and public servants failing to front up; BBC news drops off TV One; TV3's 'The Vote'; weather service rivalry; the proposed one-stop regulation shop; Nicky Hager on the response to media lifting the lid on secrecy; trying to be nice; getting adjectives right; the final word on marmite. (44′50″)
A talkback host and prospective politician who tried to turn the tables on a reporter; a new online initiative aiming to hook creative kids; Australians on the downside of non-stop coverage of politics. (35′30″)
A confusing front-page story about 'offender-friendly justice'; confusing front-page ads; a global scoop on international tax havens - and Nicky Hager on the pros and cons of leaks; an underwhelming undercover investigation into modelling. (34′33″)
Brainfades and knuckleheads - the PM and media trade barbs; coverage of Iraq 10 years on - and Afghanistan; a global news service reporting news under the western world's radar; the Broadcasting Minister's rough ride on the radio; a startling slot on a new youth TV show. (34′49″)
Why are the media here welcoming a one-stop shop to hold them all accountable, while overseas attempts to impose beefed-up watchdogs have caused a huge fuss? Mediawatch also look at how the media marked 10 years since the start of war in Iraq, why BBC TV news is vanishing for free-to-air viewers, and some recent stories which mixed fact and fiction. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose. (37′34″)
Mediawatch talks to a boss from the BBC about a major shake-up of its international news. Could cashing in on its global appeal put its reputation at risk? Mediawatch also looks at how pre-emptive public relations are taking effect in our media, a PR blunder pushing a 'sick' new idea, and how the media went over the top overseas over the prospect of beefed-up media watchdogs. (35′40″)
Startling reports of deaths in the news - and the actual risks we face; a new business turns food freebies into free publicity; yet more marmite media madness; investigative reporting in the US - and some pointers for NZ; a mysterious new TV sports channel. (35′33″)
Is Maori TV trying to monopolise major events?; TV3's new current afffairs show - and Anna Guy's starring role; a fresh push for more local programmes for children. (35′42″)
Being fast - but wrong; The Hobbit hits the headlines again; reform of the Official Information Act; reporting the victim of a viral video; why a deadly conflict nearby is scarcely mentioned in our media. (35′23″)
Slavery at sea - but not in the news; recycled rancour on the 'plastic princess'; upheaval at a big paper publisher; strange comments on our ethnic relations; why are broadcasters bothered about Twitter and Facebook? (37′45″)
One MP's controversial comments - outrageous outburst or journalists' joke?; broadcasters band together to create a brand new watchdog; plug pulled on TV awards and are startling stories about wild weather misleading us? (35′13″)
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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