9:06 am Sunday 20 April: Mediawatch
Colin Peacock looks at the right royal media frenzy; what prompted Maori TV’s bosses to apologise personally; the launch of a new lobby group that’s demanding better broadcasting; and the possible demise of a groundbreaking magazine.
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Mediawatch for 13 April 2014 ( 30′ 45″ )
Reporting the royal tour; TV channels putting programmes online instead of on the air; popping in on politicians in search of their human side; mixed messages on judging by appearances.
Mediawatch Extra April 2014 ( 37′ 9″ )
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: political bloggers spoon-feeding the news media; misreporting of political polls; Kim Dotcom's Mein Kampf investment; responses to RNZ changes; online bullying of journalists; scary Mary vs. angry Andy; online bullies; the royal 'we'
Mediawatch for 6 April 2014 ( 30′ 33″ )
Geoff Robinson leaves Morning Report - and the shake-up that created the programme in 1975; April Fool hoaxes, a TV comedy turnaround, new recommendations for reporting suicide; fallout from an upsetting on-air slip.
Mediawatch for 30 March 2014 ( 30′ 27″ )
Mediawatch asks why the pollsters reckon it's time to improve political polls - and the media's reporting of their results. Also: The print media watchdog embraces bloggers; Maori TV picks a controversial new chief; and are sheep-sized rats really on the way?
Mediawatch for 23 March 2014 ( 35′ 35″ )
Coverage of the missing plane mystery; Cyclone Lusi fails to impress the media; a Maori TV scoop revived; what happened when scary Mary met angry Andy; how a beautiful blonde, Armageddon and one misunderstood insult helped hype otherwise unremarkable stories.
Mediawatch for 16 March 2014 ( 35′ 40″ )
Coverage of the Judith Collins controversy; the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa - and why it may change the way our media report from courts here; apology to NZ Taxpayers Union; BBC funding called into question; Rupert Murdoch's tweets.
Mediawatch for 9 March 2014 ( 33′ 49″ )
Selective stories about politicians' spending; Sochi paralympics signals a new way of screening sport; update on plans for a new media outlet; a small-scale magazine's big project for a big milestone. Note: edited from original.
Mediawatch for 2 March 2014 ( 31′ 25″ )
Did the media show the required restraint reporting the death of a TV celebrity? is the dark side of social media damaging our news media? and the fallout from a tragic media prank.
Mediawatch for 23 February 2014 ( 36′ 6″ )
A conflict of interest at TVNZ revealed, and vested interests of some seizing on it; a survey of working journalists opinions - and their politics; a buyout in commercial radio and news of a new pay-TV player; top politicians give beer pong a swerve.
Mediawatch for 16 February 2014 ( 36′ 28″ )
The Schapelle Corby feeding frenzy; RNZ's boss on changes to key programmes, and plans for the future; reporters' plumbing, paving and shower curtains overshadow the Sochi Games, and; efforts to get something for nothing prompt online outpourings.
Mediawatch Extra February 2014 ( 40′ 57″ )
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to queries and comments from listeners. This month: your views on choppers hovering over David Bain's wedding; The Herald's protest-free Waitangi Day; Auckland-flavoured TV news, a green TV series which raised suspicions; a blogger gone feral; a mean-minded columnist; the pitfalls of picking off-the -peg pictures - and more.
Mediawatch for 9 February 2014 ( 34′ 3″ )
Waitangi conflict coverage - or lack of it; the flag change questions flares up - then fizzles out; sponsors encroaching on the news and programmes; did one beer brand create a perfect promotion?; attacks on an Australian broadcaster mocked by one of our own.
Mediawatch for 2 February 2014 ( 35′ 25″ )
The Lorde love-in; daily TV current affairs shows return to the screen and a new one arrives; alternative coverage of cricket with the blessing of the powers that be; an irritated overseas writer hits back.
Mediawatch for 26 January 2014 ( 34′ 27″ )
Dotcom calls the tune; technology entrepreneurs invest in online news services; hovering over David Bain's wedding; a cricket caning and a rubbish bin ban prompt talkback cries of 'PC gone mad'.
Mediawatch for 22 December 2013 ( 36′ 16″ )
A look back at the best and worst of the media in 2013.