9:13 AM.Spark CEO Simon Moutter recently made headlines with his call for Facebook and Google to start paying their fair share of tax. And he's far from alone internationally, Mediawatch talks to a British… Read moreAudio
9:10 AM.The government has shrugged off events and evidence contradicting claims made by ministers recently, frustrating many journalists. But are we really in a "post-truth" period where the facts don't… Read moreVideo, Audio
9:09 AM.Restive regions demanding independence? Angry clashes over breaking away? The media taking sides and telling people and politicians which side to back? The UK's Brexit in 2016 - and here 150 years… Read moreAudio
9:06 AM.Are we in an era of 'post-truth' politics where the facts are out of fashion - and the news media don't matter much to people either? Also: how the partisan press backed a breaking up New Zealand 150… 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.