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Digital media transition gathers speed

NZ's biggest publisher of news goes ahead with its dramatic digital transformation. What are the risks?

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

Local cartoons cut from local papers?

Fairfax Media's regional newspapers are running cartoons from the same single artist each day. They say it's what the editors want, but an expert says it's a short-sighted move.

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

High in fat, but low on facts

Stories about how eating or drinking a particular food group will lead to people living longer and healthier lives are a staple part of the media diet.

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

Mediawatch for 21 June 2015

The return of a Maori TV scoop; military mistakes exposed on TV3; digital transition gathers speed at our big media companies; local cartoons cut from local papers, and; stories about diets high in fat - but low on facts.

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

Taser questions raised - but not answered

Once over lightly, as a controversial crime-fighting weapon turned five this week.

From Mediawatch on 14 Jun 2015

All cops, all prime time?

Police-based reality TV shows are on screen almost every night now. Who's calling the shots when they're being made?

From Mediawatch on 14 Jun 2015

Coverage of Jerry Collins' death raises hackles

Some media were criticised for reporting too much too soon after the sudden and shocking death of the former All Black. Was that fair?

From Mediawatch on 14 Jun 2015

Critical caning for flat FIFA film

Terrible timing for a terrible movie about a terrible organisation with no sense of humour

From Mediawatch on 14 Jun 2015

Mediawatch for 14 June 2015

All cops, all primetime: do popular police reality TV shows give us a true picture? Also coverage of Jerry Collins's death raises hackles, a superficial scan of five years of the taser and the critical caning of a FIFA movie.

From Mediawatch on 14 Jun 2015

Mediawatch for 7 June 2015

Should people convicted of serious crimes be free to talk to the media?; a review of reporting racial issues picks out one particular paper; big-name papers end up publishing the same stuff twice.

From Mediawatch on 07 Jun 2015

Doubled-up trouble

Newspapers striving to do away with duplication end up publishing the same stuff twice.

From Mediawatch on 07 Jun 2015

Newspaper singled out in review of reporting racial issues

Was a recent Human Right Commission review right to single out the Taranaki Daily News?

From Mediawatch on 07 Jun 2015

The right to talk to the media - in and out of jail

Should people convicted of serious crimes be free to talk to the media? Scott Watson won that right in court this week but journalists and lawyers fear others are gagged.

From Mediawatch on 07 Jun 2015

Campbell Live's demise leaves issues to confront

John Campbell bows out on TV3 prompting sadness and anger - but also raising big questions for broadcasting.

From Mediawatch on 31 May 2015

Why is Fairfax Media "blowing up" its news business?

Mediawatch asks Fairfax chief editor Sinead Boucher what's driving a dramatic root-and-branch re-jig unveiled this week.

From Mediawatch on 31 May 2015

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