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Mediawatch for 22 March 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 15 March 2015

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.

Mediawatch Extra March 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 8 March 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 1 March 2015

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?

Mediawatch for 22 February 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 15 February 2015

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

Mediawatch for 8 February 2015

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?

Mediawatch for 1 February 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 25 January 2015

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.

Mediawatch for 21 December 2014

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?

Mediawatch for 14 December 2014

Why some scientists fear speaking out in the media; scandal-tainted politicians in the papers last weekend; alone at the microphone with moody musicians.

Mediawatch Extra December 2014

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

Mediawatch for 7 December 2014

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.

Mediawatch for 30 November 2014

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.

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