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TPP protests in the spotlight

The protests on the day the TPP was signed in Auckland attracted comprehensive live multi-media coverage, allowing many demonstrators to speak in their own words to the a national audience. But the impact on Auckland traffic seemed to pre-occupy some broadcasters later.

From Mediawatch on 07 Feb 2016

TPP and copyright concerns for the media

Among the many concerns about the TPP raised this past week was copyright. But while the media focused on the income from Lorde's albums and

From Mediawatch on 07 Feb 2016

Resisting the rising tide of clickbait

Websites offering popular news for free are pulling in more and more people, and attracting advertising income which once covered the costs of quality journalism. Mediawatch asks a former boss of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspapers if clickbait is here to stay, and if established news media can survive without it.

From Mediawatch on 07 Feb 2016

Milking a story sparked by social media

One cafe in Canterbury recently spurned trim milk for its coffee, sparking a media frenzy one paper called "the great New Zealand coffee debate". But it was really just another case of harvesting social media for stoires to get people talking and clicking.

From Mediawatch on 07 Feb 2016

Mediawatch for 7 February 2016

TPP protests in the spotlight; copyright concerns for the media; the rising tide of clickbait; milking a story sparked by social media.

From Mediawatch on 07 Feb 2016

Fronting the phone-hacking fallout

When the phone-hacking scandal in the UK was at its height three years ago, media mogul Rupert Murdoch put a New Zealander in charge of his newspapers there. Mediawatch asks Mike Darcey how he dealt with the fallout, and if all the anguish, inquiries and trials have actually changed anything.  

From Mediawatch on 31 Jan 2016

Newshub: New name, new technology, new news?

Mediaworks has rejigged its radio, TV and online news operations under the new name Newshub. Will a new approach, a new newsroom and new technology change the news? Mediawatch also talks to a long-serving reporter who’s not part of the new change, and who fears for the future of reporting in the regions.  

From Mediawatch on 31 Jan 2016

Sponsor-supported sports news?

Mediawatch looks at some recent stories in the sports news sections in which it looked like sponsors might calling the shots or paying the bills. But it wasn't always easy to work out if that was the case.

From Mediawatch on 31 Jan 2016

Mediawatch for 31 January 2016

Mediaworks' new news service 'Newshub' - a new name, a new newsroom, app and website - but what's new about the actual news? Also, fears for the future of reporting in the south; sponsored sports stories in the news; and a chat with the New Zealander who ended up fronting the fallout from phone-hacking in the UK. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

From Mediawatch on 31 Jan 2016

Surviving the scary summer silly season stories

In the absence of hard news - or sharks - over the holiday period, scary stories about hazards all around us bulked up the bulletins. Vegans and animals were in the frame too, and there was a startling outbreak of anthropomorphism across the ditch. 
 

From Mediawatch on 24 Jan 2016

Checkpoint in sound and vision

Mediawatch looks at Checkpoint with John Campbell, RNZ’s new live multimedia news show launched this week. Is it radio with pictures? TV on the radio? Or none of the above?

From Mediawatch on 24 Jan 2016

Bowie: In memoriam, ad nauseam?

David Bowie was one of a handful of artists whose death could monopolise front pages and lead news bulletins all around the world. Mediawatch looks at some tributes which stood out among the many published recently, and a unique one tucked away in a local paper here which went global. 
 

From Mediawatch on 24 Jan 2016

Offender inadvertently unmasked

A convicted sex offender turned to the media this week after he ended up in the news for his involvement with a charity. But things didn’t turn out as he hoped.

From Mediawatch on 24 Jan 2016

Mediawatch for 24 January 2016

Silly, strange and scary stories bulking up the bulletins over summer; checking out Checkpoint with John Campbell; Bowie - in memoriam ad nauseam; inadvertantly unmasking an offender.

From Mediawatch on 24 Jan 2016

‘Tis the season to be boozy

Mixed messages in the media on seasonal drinking.

From Mediawatch on 20 Dec 2015

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