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When will the new Checkpoint check in?

The new multimedia Checkpoint programme hosted by John Campbell was supposed to be up and running this month. But now RNZ says we won't see it until after the New Year.

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

'Royals for rent' pimping our produce?

Startling criticisms of the royal visit in a Sunday paper.

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

A widely-shared story of shame

The so-called "sexy secret" of a gameshow contestant made headlines this week, even though she's not well known, did nothing illegal and the supposedly scandalous events occurred years ago. So why was she humiliated in the news this week?  

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 15 November 2015

Flogging the flag around the clock; media for hire?; initial irritation, acronym acrimony and ambivalence; startling criticism of the royal visit; a widely aired story of "sexy secret' shame

From Mediawatch on 15 Nov 2015

Getting it out in the open: reviewing the OIA

Journalists often complain their requests for the release of official information are stalled for no good reason. The Prime Minister has admitted his ministers do this sometimes if it is in the government's interest. The Chief Ombudsman is asking journalists to contribute to her inquiry into Official Information Act compliance.

From Mediawatch on 08 Nov 2015

Digital kills the radio brand

Radio New Zealand has quietly rebranded itself on-air as 'RNZ', startling some loyal listeners. RNZ says it is a signal that it is not just all about radio any more in the digital age. Mediawatch looks at how a previous effort to re-badge the broadcaster didn't go to plan.

From Mediawatch on 08 Nov 2015

Stories missing in Fiji's media

Two stories about Fiji were the most-viewed ones on the news website of RNZ International last month - but neither story was fully reported by the media in Fiji itself.

From Mediawatch on 08 Nov 2015

Cupwatch: The washup

Almost everything The All Blacks did everywhere they went after winning the World Cup was aired in the media - thanks to a combination of news media, social media, sponsors and even the players themselves. Also: how Sonny Bill's generous gesture became a reputation-rebuilding media moment.

From Mediawatch on 08 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 8 November 2015

TV3 puts another news show on notice; getting official information out in the open; RNZ goes 'beyond radio'; stories missing from Fiji's media, and; Cupwatch - the wash-up.

From Mediawatch on 08 Nov 2015

Another one bites the dust?

TV3 has signalled its leading current affairs show 3D is likely to go, even though it has been supported with public money. It’s not a surprise, considering the management’s track record and what it has in mind for news in the future. But with no TV broadcaster required to screen local current affairs shows any more, the few shows that remain may follow.  

How the media butchered the story about the cancer risks of meat

Why have so many media outlets reported that processed meat is as likely to cause cancer as smoking or asbestos?  No scientist has said any such thing. Where were the experts to tell us what was true and false, asks Mediawatch.

From Mediawatch on 01 Nov 2015

Mediawatch for 1 November 2015

How the media butchered the story about the cancer risks of red meat; NZME confirms multimedia plans... and job losses, and; Cupwatch - the final countdown.

From Mediawatch on 01 Nov 2015

NZME confirms multimedia plans - and job losses

The owner of the New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport has confirmed it will soon move its journalists into a single newsroom where they will operate in all media around the clock. NZME says 15 journalists have been made redundant. Mediawatch spoke to managing editor Shayne Currie in Singapore, en route to the World Cup final.

From Mediawatch on 01 Nov 2015

Cupwatch: The final countdown

Mediawatch looks at how at the media filled the void of a week without World Cup action in the run-up to the final. Did the supply of stories about the All Blacks exceed demand?

From Mediawatch on 01 Nov 2015

Cupwatch: Good vs Evil or Knife vs Sledgehammer?

Mediawatch looks back at the week's World Cup coverage: squirming over the South Africa semi; riffing on French pain; Scottish 'terrorists' rail against the ref; northerners confront southern supremacy, no drought for media metaphors

From Mediawatch on 25 Oct 2015

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