After more than 25 years as a journalist, Phil Vine went to work for Greenpeace last year. Many other reporters have crossed over to "the dark side" to help organisations get their messages out, but… Read moreAudio
A media campaign about "New Zealand's red meat story" is in the pipeline. It follows a recent ad campaign putting dairy farmers front and centre to boost the image of Fonterra. Is the farming lobby… Read moreAudio
Bill English hinted at changes to superannuation on Saturday morning, then told reporters to "wait and see". Bumping up the retirement age was done by dinnertime on Monday, taking much of the media by… Read moreAudio
Two former All Blacks were pinged by police in Paris for drink and drug offences just one week apart. It prompted an avalanche of anguished opinions in the media and claims they had tarnished New… Read moreAudio
The PM put the cat among the pigeons this week when he said the drug habits of too many Kiwis ruled them out of getting a job. Mediawatch looks at how the media responded to a story by anecdotes. Read moreVideo, Audio
A government-ordered review of Canada's news media has proposed bold changes to ease the problems they're facing - the same issues the media here are grappling with too. Mediawatch talks to a Canadian… Read moreVideo, Audio
Sky TV and Vodafone's plan to be a joint TV, telecoms and technology titan was torpedoed by our competition watchdog this week. What was it that sunk the plan? And was it a good call for consumers? Read moreAudio
A new lobby group is hitting the road to make broadcasting and the media an election year issue. Mediawatch asks a former broadcasting minister if that might work - and why Donald Trump might help. 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.