Minor political parties’ policies on broadcasting rarely make headlines, but newcomer Gareth Morgan got the media’s attention this week with his proposal to get rid of state-owned broadcasters. Read moreAudio
The media rolled out the red carpet for idiosyncratic CNN business presenter Richard Quest during a flying visit this week. No-one would have been more pleased than the airline which flew him here… Read moreAudio
Dealing with the media will be a big part of Bill English's job in election year. Mediawatch looks at the curly questions from the media that brought his short political honeymoon to an abrupt end. Read moreAudio
"Who killed the Sevens?" asked the media when crowds fell to unsustainable levels in Wellington last weekend. Some said it was the drunks, some blamed the wowsers. And some said the media must look… Read moreAudio
How can news be controlled with more than 600 million citizens of mainland China now online? A veteran journalist and media freedom advocate in neighbouring Hong Kong tells Mediawatch about working… 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.