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The papers in your neighbourhood

9:10 AM.Plenty of people read local newspapers and they still make money, but New Zealand's biggest publisher of them is cutting jobs and pushing their news out onto an internet service instead. What's the plan - and can independent local papers survive?

Supplementary reading

9:07 AM.A state-run Chinese newspaper used a daily paper here to put forward its view of significant diplomatic dispute this week. Was it easy to get the other side of the story?  

Mediawatch for 29 May 2016

9:06 AM.The papers in your neighbourhood - local rags in line for a digital shakeup; two ex-editors form a new media business; a Chinese paper placed inside a local one.

Ex-editors team up to provide 'news of importance'

6:14 PM.Two of New Zealand's top news men are going into business together - and aim to provide communications advice and quality journalism at the same time. Mediawatch asks how that's going to work.

Never mind the media - we're spying on ourselves

9:10 AM.The media used to fear a public backlash about privacy would curtail their "right to intrude". Now they reap the benefit of people revealing all on social media.

Regional TV rejigged

9:09 AM.New Zealand's regional TV stations have struggled in recent years, and now backing from the public purse is switching to multimedia projects instead. Where's the money going and what's the plan?

Tragic journalism

9:08 AM.Startling scenes captured on camera can make good clickbait - but bad journalism.

Mediawatch for 22 May 2016

9:06 AM.The news media and privacy in the social media era; regional TV rejigged; tragic journalism.

Media merger will change the news

9:12 AM.If New Zealand's two big news publishers become one, it will inevitably have an impact on the news, and how it's delivered. 

Panama Papers out in the open - and back in the news

9:10 AM.The Panama Papers stormed back into the headlines this week after a team of New Zealand journalists scanned the raw data - and then a summary was published online for the world to see. Mediawatch looks at how the media here responded.

Mediawatch for 15 May 2016

9:10 AM.A media merger to change the landscape - driven from over the ditch; Panama Papers out in the open - and back in the news; controversial column overshadows confronting campaign.

A controversial confessional and a confronting campaign

12:00 AM.A New Zealand Herald campaign on family violence was overshadowed when its Sunday edition published a confessional piece by broadcaster Tony Veitch.

The right to know - and to find out

12:00 PM.World Press Freedom Day highlighted the plight of journalists who put life and liberty on the line. But while reporters in New Zealand don’t often face the threat of jail or death, that doesn’t mean the media's freedom is guaranteed.  

A turbulent week at troubled MediaWorks

First a top presenter left, then the top executive - just after he launched a new TV channel. What's next at MediaWorks and do recent events prove media people should lead media companies?

Keeping your enemies close

9:11 AM.Broadcast and print media never used to tread too much on each others toes. But in the online era they're suddenly rivals in the same turf war. Or are they becoming 'frenemies'?

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