One boy grabbed the media’s attention by confronting peaceful protesters on camera at an Anzac Day service in Wellington. But Bill English made no headlines when he gave voice to a prominent pacifist… Read moreAudio
Falsehoods flourished in the media during the Brexit vote in the UK and the election in the US last year. In France, the media are fighting fake news with facts together during a turbulent election… Read moreAudio
Outburst sparks ANZAC dissent debate; Winston Peters singles out Herald journalists; kids' papers offer fresh journalism; fighting fake French election news; Brownlee hit by fake news on day one. Audio
A quarter of Denmark's population regularly watch Danish TV dramas, while the highest-rating Kiwi drama attracted an audience of just over 250,000 last year. Mediawatch asks a Danish expert what their… Read moreAudio
An historic $2 billion pay equity deal dominated the headlines this week but did the media's focus on the part played by one feisty individual obscure the collective efforts of unions and their… Read moreAudio
The business of publishing papers has never been tougher, but dozens of independently-owned ones still doggedly cover local news all over the country. Now their stories can be found on a new website… Read moreAudio
The Sonny Bill Williams ‘collar-gate’ controversy had all the ingredients for the media: rugby, a celebrity, big brands and big money - all overlaid with a religious culture clash. But was really a… Read moreAudio
John Clarke lampooned politicians and the powerful in New Zealand and Australia, but he also skewered the media from time to time too with his subtle style of satire. Mediawatch looks at that - and… Read moreVideo, Audio
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.