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The focus on a leading lawyer in the Scott Guy trial - and could the coverage of it prompt a push-back against reporting from courts in the furture?; The ACC saga: a triumph for investigative journalism - or a sign of its weakness? (35′03″)
The media makes a drama of Scott Guy's murder; the Minister of Broadcasting on the government's policy and what we get for the millions spent on broadcasting; newspaper columnists caught out by the news. (35′22″)
The end of TVNZ7 and what's left for free-to-air viewers; a New Zealand newspaper editor heads for turbulence in Australia - as a former Kiwi colleague walks away from it and Kim Dotcom turns around his public image. (35′34″)
A big shake-up of the Australian company that owns many of our papers; a scary story that worried women sick; did taxpayers get their money's worth from controversial TV show The GC? and; yet another phony fast food fad in the news. (35′34″)
Emotional coverage of a high-profile trial; Australian newspapers exporting journalists' jobs here; a redneck radio response to football failure; and confusing commentary from last weekend's test match. (35′33″)
The backlash after the coverage of the Queen's diamond jubilee; a journalist taking transparency to great lengths; how the bad boy of broadcasting is going down in Australia; a fast-food company spoonfeeds the media - and not for the first time. (35′23″)
The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments - and updates recent stories from Mediawatch. This month: geographical goofs; journalists' conflicts of interest; cash for tweets; opinionated reporting of politics; paying for public TV; not-so-free Freeview; SBS vanishes; freelance rates fall through the floor; Maori journalists recoil from The GC; the hidden hassles of turning titles into tabloids. (43′22″)
Portraying parents' grief after tragedy in Doha; the Telecommunications Commissioner talks about key issues looming for the media-and his own job; the media's odd attitude to women and beer. (36′14″)
The campaign for public television gets party political; anguish over racial comments by an unusual political donor; more revelations about the controversial taxpayer-funded TV show 'The GC'; how New Zealand's oldest radio host's been foiled by a pair of pensioners in northern England. (35′14″)
A media frenzy about a four year-old; the PM pans the press; The Herald’s editor on what will change as the paper prepares to go tabloid; is the ‘Save TVNZ7’ campaign flogging a dead horse? (35′31″)
TV1+1 to replace TVNZ7; the burgeoning business of online endorsements; a bad geography apology; the push to make cyberspace more civil; a new university-sponsored news show - a model for more intelligent telly or just a new marketing method? (33′09″)
Memorable media moments featuring John Banks; anger over more taxpayer-funded reality television; TV3's Duncan Garner on provocative political journalism; a bid by broadcasters to head off more state regulation of the media; armed Kiwis on the high seas makes great TV- but not great journalism. (35′34″)
Influence peddling: are journalists on the agenda of the lobbyists who persuade politicians?; how think tanks are teaming up to increase their impact; a big-name broadcaster confronts conflict-of-interest claims. (35′32″)
Critics cry foul over ultra-fast broadband - and claim consumers could lose out; loose reporting of a sensitive story in the US; more on compromised coverage of the controversial convention centre deal. (36′34″)
Will ultra-fast broadband mean broader choice for TV viewers? claims Sky could corner the online market for pay TV; controversial comments about women at work revisited; TVNZ names a new chief and the BBC seeks a new boss. (35′31″)
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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