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Mediawatch for 11 May 2014

The media response to Judith Collins singling out a reporter; Maurice Williamson's downfall and freedom of information; global exposure for Kim DotCom; radio awards blips, and; Euro expats want Eurovision on screen.

Mediawatch for 4 May 2014

Media getting credit - and the blame - for the demise of legal highs; the wrong Jono; a startling stuff-up in Australia; papers plucking power poles, football players and a prince's peach-fuzz from their pictures; revamping public radio for the digital age in the US; and Australia's human headline comments on justice here.

Mediawatch for 27 April 2014

Media coverage of controversial legal highs: sorting fact from fiction - or dazed and confused?; a political policy on burglary gets stolen; a soiled spoiler and other pitfalls for broadcasters.

Mediawatch for 20 April 2014

More royal visit media frenzy; a new pressure group demanding better broadcasting; why Teina Pora can't talk to the media; Maori TV snubbed - and saying sorry.

Mediawatch for 13 April 2014

Reporting the royal tour; TV channels putting programmes online instead of on the air; popping in on politicians in search of their human side; mixed messages on judging by appearances.

Mediawatch Extra April 2014

The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: political bloggers spoon-feeding the news media; misreporting of political polls; Kim Dotcom's Mein Kampf investment; responses to RNZ changes; online bullying of journalists; scary Mary vs. angry Andy; online bullies; the royal 'we'

Mediawatch for 6 April 2014

Geoff Robinson leaves Morning Report - and the shake-up that created the programme in 1975; April Fool hoaxes, a TV comedy turnaround, new recommendations for reporting suicide; fallout from an upsetting on-air slip.

Mediawatch for 30 March 2014

Mediawatch asks why the pollsters reckon it's time to improve political polls - and the media's reporting of their results. Also: The print media watchdog embraces bloggers; Maori TV picks a controversial new chief; and are sheep-sized rats really on the way?

Mediawatch for 23 March 2014

Coverage of the missing plane mystery; Cyclone Lusi fails to impress the media; a Maori TV scoop revived; what happened when scary Mary met angry Andy; how a beautiful blonde, Armageddon and one misunderstood insult helped hype otherwise unremarkable stories.

Mediawatch for 16 March 2014

Coverage of the Judith Collins controversy; the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa - and why it may change the way our media report from courts here; apology to NZ Taxpayers Union; BBC funding called into question; Rupert Murdoch's tweets.

Mediawatch for 9 March 2014

Selective stories about politicians' spending; Sochi paralympics signals a new way of screening sport; update on plans for a new media outlet; a small-scale magazine's big project for a big milestone. Note: edited from original.

Mediawatch for 2 March 2014

Did the media show the required restraint reporting the death of a TV celebrity? is the dark side of social media damaging our news media? and the fallout from a tragic media prank.

Mediawatch for 23 February 2014

A conflict of interest at TVNZ revealed, and vested interests of some seizing on it; a survey of working journalists opinions - and their politics; a buyout in commercial radio and news of a new pay-TV player; top politicians give beer pong a swerve.

Mediawatch for 16 February 2014

The Schapelle Corby feeding frenzy; RNZ's boss on changes to key programmes, and plans for the future; reporters' plumbing, paving and shower curtains overshadow the Sochi Games, and; efforts to get something for nothing prompt online outpourings.

Mediawatch Extra February 2014

The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to queries and comments from listeners. This month: your views on choppers hovering over David Bain's wedding; The Herald's protest-free Waitangi Day; Auckland-flavoured TV news, a green TV series which raised suspicions; a blogger gone feral; a mean-minded columnist; the pitfalls of picking off-the -peg pictures - and more.

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