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The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments - and updates recent stories from Mediawatch. This month: Reaction to revelations about Sky City's media clients; anguish over public subsidy for commercial TV shows while public TV dies; 'Marmageddon' and other media-driven food frenzies; yet more spurious Nazi comparisons. (38′49″)
A new subscription service offering TV, movies - and competition?; the newsman gambling with his reputation; a play questioning media manipulation in the digital age; good news buried by bad news about a man who made it possible and; are today's teens really more conservative? (35′31″)
Commercial deals for media personalities - the compromises and conflicts of interest they can create; Finland's fury over a minister's mischief. (35′26″)
The writing on the wall for evening papers; blogging broadcasters - and broadcasting bloggers; a controversial new law; Marmageddon: the end of the world - or just the media gone mad? (35′28″)
Clouded coverage of the Ports of Auckland dispute; are we missing old-fashioned industrial reporters?; one man's account of unwanted media attention at a traumatic time; the blurry line between advertising and editorial. (35′23″)
Non-commercial public TV's disappearing - but the public's still paying for entertainment shows on commercial channels; a bad broadcasting stat that got a great run; reports that a TVNZ's show not getting a Fair Go; the looming deadline for input on a new regime to regulate the media (35′34″)
Emotional coverage of a law and order campaign; the Fiji regime's hired help; anguish over Wellington's 'spy car'; The Muppets trump welfare reform on TV; the backlash from taking the mickey out of Te Kuiti; rugby's literally got problems. (35′27″)
The challenge for media in Christchurch - reporting the recovery while rebuilding themselves; how the quake has changed journalists jobs - and their lives; reporting the anniversary from Japan; reborn Beirut bites back. (35′26″)
The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments - and updates recent stories from Mediawatch for the first time in 2012. This month: the PM's front-page reflections on Christchurch; the "censorship" scandal which sparked a media breastfeeding frenzy; contempt for our coverage of Occupy; reaction to "Rhinoceros" buying into Fairfax; corporate-style media management of university academics; TV One puts natural history in prime time; what can be called a "holocaust"? ; return of Tuku's underpants. (42′29″)
Marking the upcoming earthquake anniversary in Christchurch; right of reply on The Panel; newspaper stories with overhyped headlines; a controversial contest backfies on radio - but not really. (35′32″)
All Black in a media breastfeeding frenzy; who shapes media debate on economic issues?; two political broadcasting rows revived; a misreported comment goes global; Waitangi Day expat antics overblown. (35′49″)
Has Occupy had a fair go in our media - or the coverage it deserved?; an Aussie mining magnate turned media mogul with a big stake in our papers; an unfairly-outed bouncer; alarming reports of a potential crisis at breakfast. (35′30″)
Death, danger, disaster and violence dominate summer news; the fallout from a controversial documentary; the teapot tape leak; Blanket Man in the media. (35′01″)
The Mediawatch team runs through listeners' queries and comments - and updates recent stories from Mediawatch one last time in 2011. This month: reaction to proposals for one media regulator to regulate them all; TVNZ's new pay-TV partnership with Sky; good and bad press during the election campaign; a curmudgeonly columnist's churnalism; The Herald goes crime-crazy; Air NZ plays the news media like a puppet on a string (32′13″)
Controversial proposals to keep the media honest in the future; Mediawatch looks back at the good, bad and the ugly in the media in 2011. (35′26″)
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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