The coverage of Cyclone Pam; X Factor judges driven out of the show after a media bullying backlash; one reporter taking a stand against spin; politics by numbers in front of the TV cameras.
How the media managed the 1080 scare; spying and surveillance revelations keep on coming - along with claims they're nothing new; Australian journalists resist data retention in the name of national security; how Maori TV handled unexpected criticism in one of their own broadcasts; an apology to grieving Trekkies.
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: privacy and prurience after a so-called sex romp; advertorials and sponsored content; a possible case of ANZAC fatigue on TV; angst over bogus balancing of climate change opinion; crowdsourcing successes and failures - and an apology to grieving fans of Star Trek.
Can the media claim any credit for the quashing of Teina Pora's conviction, and will they now let him live in peace; a convicted killer on a TV talent show was a great story for some media but not others, and more woe for an epic TV drama about Gallipoli.
Foreign drivers' crashes and courts cases hit the headlines; the fallout from a British journalist blowing the whistle on his own paper; the Video On Demand market here and across the Tasman; viewers desert Gallipoli; does the world's biggest broadcaster reckon Wellington's hot?
An unpaid bill ends a political honeymoon; online outlet Scoop offers itself to the public with crowd funding; 50 Shades dominates submissive media; efforts to push Jessie Ryder into the ring; Gallipoli's TV casualties.
The row over a public payout for Auckland's convention centre; investigating potential miscarriages of justice and claims of wrongful conviction; unbundling live sport at Sky TV; a paper not practicing what it preached on privacy
Screening the Rugby World Cup; Lydia Ko a no-go on screen - but number one in the news; clarification on Whanganui toddler coverage; the spread of the Christchurch 'sex romp' story; drama from Denmark is a hit here, but is our system serving us well?
Questions raised by the death of a child; controversy over Catton's critical comments; coverage of foreign fishing in our waters; more odd ointment advice.
Reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack and what it might mean for media freedom; a confusing case of sponsored content; wet pants, unclaimed undies, bowel batteries - some stuff making news this summer when not much else was happening.
Coverage of the deadly siege in Sydney; Australia's last correspondent here heads for home; mean Mike mockery, and; a scandalous story - or just another election year smear?
Why some scientists fear speaking out in the media; scandal-tainted politicians in the papers last weekend; alone at the microphone with moody musicians.
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: the return of Dirty Politics - and an Aussie view of the scandal; pundits aplenty on everything under the sun; grannies and granddads in the news; right and left labels; munted punters at the races; reaction to Maori TV's boss on Mediawatch; spoiling the spoilers; a fossilized dung query
What counts as news these days - and what's an ad; sponsored content sprouting online; the pros and cons of ultra-fast broadband, and; the danger of going down in history as heartless.
Has exposure defeated evasion, or has spin triumphed sunshine after two inquiries prompted by 'Dirty Politics'?; how the media seize on the age of people in their stories; a marathon media mishap.