TVNZ's new prime-time programme all about money is bankrolled by a big bank - and it has a host who helps out the broadcaster with its marketing. So is it all one big ad - or just another way to make… Read moreAudio
News of the Cadbury factory's closure came as a big blow in Dunedin this week - especially for the hundreds of people their likely to lose their jobs. But they weren't able to tell the media how they… Read moreAudio
Sam Irvine is a low-profile boss in the high-profile business of TV. Over the past decade at Freeview, he has overseen the digital transition of free-to-air television. Mediawatch asks if it has… Read moreAudio
Sky TV and Duco Events prosecuted people for illegally streaming their live boxing bouts last year. In Australia, they’ve taken a more direct approach to dealing with those who don’t pay-per-view. Read moreVideo, Audio
Pundits have predicted the media shut-out at Te Tii marae - and politicians pulling out - might mean the end of Waitangi Day as we know it. But will the media simply follow the leader next year? Read moreAudio
Minor political parties’ policies on broadcasting rarely make headlines, but newcomer Gareth Morgan got the media’s attention this week with his proposal to get rid of state-owned broadcasters. Read moreAudio
The media rolled out the red carpet for idiosyncratic CNN business presenter Richard Quest during a flying visit this week. No-one would have been more pleased than the airline which flew him here… Read moreAudio
Dealing with the media will be a big part of Bill English's job in election year. Mediawatch looks at the curly questions from the media that brought his short political honeymoon to an abrupt end. Read moreAudio
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media. It also examines the performance of the agencies, corporations and institutions that regulate them. It looks into the impact the media has on the nation, highlighting good practice as well as bad along the way - and it also enquires into overseas trends and technological developments which New Zealanders need to know about.
It aims to enlighten everyone with an interest in the media about how it all works, how quickly things are changing - and how certain significant stories and issues are being covered. It's also intended to be essential listening for those who work in the industry itself - as well as those who simply enjoy well-produced and lively radio.