Colin Peacock presents a live critical overview of the news media's election performance from the Backbencher: Also: a look back at how the election campaign unfolded in the media - and the political… Read moreAudio
An election campaign full of hazards for candidates ended amid a punctured pipe, a bubble bursting, the threat of a youthquake and a chasm between town and country. Mediawatch boils down the media's… Read moreAudio
The broadcasters we have today were largely shaped by political decisions made more than 25 years ago. Mediawatch rounds up the media policies that political parties are offering this time round - if… Read moreAudio
Virtual reality and 360 video are already part of the mix for big names in online news overseas. Now two new projects here have had a crack at it with funding from the public purse. Is “immersive… Read moreVideo, Audio
Three live Ardern v English debates in seven days pumped up coverage of the election campaign. The media picked out the leaders’ zingers, bangers and clangers, and they agonised over who won and who… 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.