9:15 AM.Is the weakening of our news media fuelling a democratic deficit? If so, what should the media do? Also: overselling Olympic spirit; a courtroom clash over who can show what from Rio; claims and… Read moreAudio
9:11 AM.A wrangle over the right to run online video played out in court recently, while the Olympic Games played out in Rio. Has the outcome settled the question of who can show what without breaking the… Read moreVideo, Audio
9:10 AM.A proposed merger of New Zealand’s two biggest news publishers is being questioned by many of the country’s independent publishers. Some are asking, will the country’s papers be better off returning… Read moreAudio
9:08 AM.The medical profession has begun to question whether the use of military style metaphors, such as "battling cancer", are bad for a patients health. Mediawatch asks whether the time has come for the… Read moreAudio
More and more of us have news fed to us from Facebook or we get it via Google. While they're making it easy to find what we want, they also influence which news and views we get - and the ones we… 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.