9:11 AM.In the wake of the Brexit vote, there have been plenty of pundits and an oversupply of overwrought opinions. But critics claim the media ran too much false information during the campaign - and… Read moreVideo, Audio
9:10 AM.The hysterical commentaries of Iceland's Gudmundur Benediktsson at Euro 2016 made him an online star this week. But it wasn't the first time a Nordic nation's commentator hit the headlines for losing… Read moreVideo, Audio
9:09 AM.A former owner of the New Zealand Herald recently made news after failing to place an ad in two of Australia's leading newspapers. A Wellington magazine attracted the wrath of readers after accepting… Read moreAudio
9:08 AM.Backlash against a popular but polarising presenter; All Blacks and their endorsements in the news; freedom of speech = freedom to advertise? Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose. Audio
9:09 AM.New Zealand should copy Australia and make "sport of national significance" available on TV for free, New Zealand First's Winston Peters says. Is it an idea whose time has come - or an idea that's now… Read moreAudio
9:08 AM.Sky TV wants to merge with giant telco Vodafone. Mediawatch asks Sky's long-serving leader if today's broadcasters are destined to end up as divisions of big telecommunications companies. 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.