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Running it up the flagpole

Voting is under way in the flag referendum and pundits, politicians and presenters alike have been pushing their preferences in the media - even if they pretended not to.

From Mediawatch on 29 Nov 2015

Bringing sad stories of death to life 

Few people want to think a lot about children killed by violence or neglect, but this week Fairfax Media confronted readers with a substantial series about it called 'Faces of Innocents'. Mediawatch asks its editor how it was put together and what he hopes it can achieve.

From Mediawatch on 29 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 29 November 2015

Running it up the flagpole; bringing sad stories to life; terrible typos, spelling mistakes and non-existent names in the news; an embarrassing name that embarrassed the media.

From Mediawatch on 29 Nov 2015

Played for Phools? True Dat. Media hoaxes are a Bich

News outlets all over the planet seized on the story of a man with a name reportedly too rude to say out loud in english, and too weird for Facebook. But no-one checked if it was actually true or an embarrassing hoax.

From Mediawatch on 29 Nov 2015

Dirty Politics players back in the frame

Three people prominent in the Dirty Politics controversy have been back in the news lately, but for very different reasons. One was shadowy political fixer Simon Lusk. But was he squirming in the TV spotlight this week or enjoying the exposure?

From Mediawatch on 22 Nov 2015

‘Dirty Politics’ journalists back in the news

While 'Dirty Politics' author Nicky Hager waits for a judge's ruling which could have implications for investigative journalism, Rachel Glucina's showbiz website Scout is running into trouble - and running out of staff.

From Mediawatch on 22 Nov 2015

RNZ cutting its cloth - and some jobs

Radio New Zealand's prolonged funding freeze and the cost of new digital initiatives are beginning to bite. Last week a restructure of its music division was confirmed at the cost of some jobs. This week RNZ's radio group proposed cutting jobs of producers and newsreaders as well as two senior roles, including the Head of Radio. Mediawatch asks RNZ's chief executive and editor-in-chief Paul Thompson why this is happening now, and where his digital plan is heading.

From Mediawatch on 22 Nov 2015

Some foreign tragedies get more media focus than others

The shocking attacks on Paris were comprehensively covered this past week in the media, but some critics have complained that's not always the case when tragedy strikes overseas. An expert tells Mediawatch: don't rush to blame journalists for that - it might be your fault too.
 

From Mediawatch on 22 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 22 November 2015

A shadowy political fixer in the spotlight; 'Dirty Politics' players back in the frame; RNZ's boss on cutting the cloth - and jobs - in tight times; why do some foreign tragedies get more media coverage than others?

From Mediawatch on 22 Nov 2015

Flogging the flag around the clock: media for hire?

Newstalk ZB, iHeart Radio and the New Zealand Herald teamed up this week for a live 24-hour discussion of the upcoming flag referendum. But it was the public who picked up some of the bill. Mediawatch looks at the on-air 'flagathon' and asks if hiring mainstream media is a good way to air public issues - or a cunning new way for media companies to make money. 

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

Initial irritation, acronym acrimony . . . and ambivalence

Mediawatch listeners respond to Radio New Zealand calling itself simply 'RNZ' on the air and online. Also: how the BBC hasn't retired the word 'radio' even for its youngest digital natives.

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

When will the new Checkpoint check in?

The new multimedia Checkpoint programme hosted by John Campbell was supposed to be up and running this month. But now RNZ says we won't see it until after the New Year.

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

'Royals for rent' pimping our produce?

Startling criticisms of the royal visit in a Sunday paper.

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

A widely-shared story of shame

The so-called "sexy secret" of a gameshow contestant made headlines this week, even though she's not well known, did nothing illegal and the supposedly scandalous events occurred years ago. So why was she humiliated in the news this week?  

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 15 November 2015

Flogging the flag around the clock; media for hire?; initial irritation, acronym acrimony and ambivalence; startling criticism of the royal visit; a widely aired story of "sexy secret' shame

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

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