The Conversation is an international effort to bring academics and their expertise to an audience beyond the ivory tower. Mediawatch asks its newly appointed New Zealand editor Veronika Meduna what it… Read moreAudio
Predicting the future is a risky business for programme-makers. They can easily end up on the wrong side of history, looking stupid. Dan Salmon bit the bullet 14 years ago with a series imagining New… Read moreVideo, Audio
Thousands of people took part in TVNZ's recent interactive project What Next? but critics complained the questions and answers didn't reveal very much. Mediawatch talks to two experts about a new… Read moreAudio
TVNZ's multimedia extravaganza What Next pondered New Zealand in 20 years' time. Over five consecutive nights, it aimed to spark debate about the big issues facing us all and prompt politicians locked… Read moreAudio
Lately we’ve heard a lot about so-called 'fake news' and the damage it can do. Mediawatch looks at how one false story sparked a row between Qatar and its neighbours which has now cast a shadow over… Read moreAudio
Two terrorist attacks claimed by IS this past week got very different coverage in the media. One faded fast from the headlines, while the other prompted both extreme responses and the “keep calm and… Read moreAudio
When terrorism struck London last weekend, hundreds of journalists were in a forest an hour away at an open-air festival dubbed 'a riot of free speech'.' Emily Menkes tells Mediawatch it was an… Read moreAudio
Many pundits were in no doubt about the outcome of the UK's general election. A hostile press and pundits predicted Labour would be buried by a landslide - and they said so with such certainty they… 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.