Mediawatch

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9:06 am Sunday 27 April: Mediawatch

Mediawatch asks if the media coverage of controversial legal highs is sorting the facts from the fiction – or leaving us all dazed and confused. Also: how a political policy on burglary got stolen; and some pitfalls for radio hosts.

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  • Mediawatch for 16 June 2013 ( 37′ )

    The spying scoop that scuppered a minister and put the reporter who secured the story in the spotlight; RNZ's next boss on why he wanted the job and what he hopes to achieve and the politician pilloried for comparing Key and Muldoon.

  • Mediawatch for 9 June 2013 ( 35′ 33″ )

    Will the recent row over racism sparked by two newspaper cartoons have a lasting impact on the artists and their editors?; slip-ups in a major international story; TV cooking contests are intruding on TV news; how one of many claiming to be Jesus had has plenty of TV exposure lately.

  • Mediawatch for 2 June 2013 ( 34′ 40″ )

    The media and politicians: are the media now calling the shots? And if so, why are so many media people in Parliament, or trying to get in?; a paper publishing handy hints for hackers; little people in the ring; and a birdcall bungle.

  • Mediawatch for 26 May 2013 ( 35′ )

    Mediawatch looks at a documentary asking big questions about our role in Afghanistan and whether our media have covered the issue properly. Mediawatch also talks to an Afghan journalist covering the conflict in his own country; and how the patience of people in Christchurch is wearing thin and the same is true for the city's reporters. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

  • Mediawatch for 19 May 2013 ( 35′ 24″ )

    Should publishers get public cash because our our broadcasters do?; a major magazine pushes back at The Press Council; Members of Parliament make news acting up under the influence - what about members of the media?

  • Mediawatch for 12 May 2013 ( 35′ 35″ )

    The media feeding frenzy on Aaron Gilmore trumps important issues; a veteran's view of print media prospects; media freedom in the age of the internet and social media; a startling story from the sporting sidelines.

  • Mediawatch for 5 May 2013 ( 35′ 2″ )

    A recent survey of media freedom around the world ranked New Zealand as one of the top 10 nations. So Mediawatch asks: Do we need to fret about press freedom here at all? We also look at local newspapers coming back into local ownership in the South Island; why the media were staking out dairies this week; and are text votes on TV shows good value for money?

  • Mediawatch for 28 April 2013 ( 35′ 29″ )

    Digital TV Switchover in the South Island - and the prospects for local broadcasters; lots of heat about racism - but little light, and; a sense of humour failure over satire.

  • Mediawatch Extra for April 2013 ( 44′ 50″ )

    The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments and updates recent stories from the programme. This month: politicians and public servants failing to front up; BBC news drops off TV One; TV3's 'The Vote'; weather service rivalry; the proposed one-stop regulation shop; Nicky Hager on the response to media lifting the lid on secrecy; trying to be nice; getting adjectives right; the final word on marmite.

  • Mediawatch for 21 April 2013 ( 35′ 30″ )

    A talkback host and prospective politician who tried to turn the tables on a reporter; a new online initiative aiming to hook creative kids; Australians on the downside of non-stop coverage of politics.

  • Mediawatch for 14 April 2013 ( 34′ 33″ )

    A confusing front-page story about 'offender-friendly justice'; confusing front-page ads; a global scoop on international tax havens - and Nicky Hager on the pros and cons of leaks; an underwhelming undercover investigation into modelling.

  • Mediawatch for 7 April 2013 ( 34′ 49″ )

    Brainfades and knuckleheads - the PM and media trade barbs; coverage of Iraq 10 years on - and Afghanistan; a global news service reporting news under the western world's radar; the Broadcasting Minister's rough ride on the radio; a startling slot on a new youth TV show.

  • Mediawatch for 31 March 2013 ( 37′ 34″ )

    Why are the media here welcoming a one-stop shop to hold them all accountable, while overseas attempts to impose beefed-up watchdogs have caused a huge fuss? Mediawatch also look at how the media marked 10 years since the start of war in Iraq, why BBC TV news is vanishing for free-to-air viewers, and some recent stories which mixed fact and fiction. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

  • Mediawatch for 24 March 2013 ( 35′ 40″ )

    Mediawatch talks to a boss from the BBC about a major shake-up of its international news. Could cashing in on its global appeal put its reputation at risk? Mediawatch also looks at how pre-emptive public relations are taking effect in our media, a PR blunder pushing a 'sick' new idea, and how the media went over the top overseas over the prospect of beefed-up media watchdogs.

  • Mediawatch for 17 March 2013 ( 35′ 33″ )

    Startling reports of deaths in the news  - and the actual risks we face; a new business turns food freebies into free publicity; yet more marmite media madness; investigative reporting in the US - and some pointers for NZ; a mysterious new TV sports channel.