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An important report on Iraq overlooked

It was only after the PM and reporters visited New Zealand's troops in Iraq recently that the media mentioned a US report critical of the way their camp is run. Why wasn't it reported earlier?

From Mediawatch on 18 Oct 2015

Mediawatch for 18 October 2015

In Mediawatch this week: Brands blending with the media; An important report on Iraq overlooked; and, a RWC deluge of deja-vu and a surge of stereotypes.

From Mediawatch on 18 Oct 2015

Cupwatch: Deluge of deja-vu and a surge of stereotypes

The All Blacks’ quarter final re-run with France triggered all the old clichés about French flair, style and unpredictability. Is it all a myth? But if the flies switch donkeys . . . is that good?

From Mediawatch on 18 Oct 2015

A top secret trip to Iraq

Political editors accompanied the prime minister on a secretly arranged visit to New Zealand forces in Iraq this week. It's not the first such hush-hush trip, and not the first time some journalists have voiced concern about the coverage of them.

From Mediawatch on 11 Oct 2015

A settlement that raised unsettling issues

The New Zealand Defence Force has settled a long-running defamation claim by a freelance foreign correspondent. It brought to an end a dispute that ran for four years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why did it take so long and cost so much?

From Mediawatch on 11 Oct 2015

Mediawatch for 11 October 2015

A top secret trip to Iraq; a settlement that raised unsettling issues; local media team up to attract ads; Cupwatch - who hates who now?

From Mediawatch on 11 Oct 2015

Cupwatch: Who hates who now?

Mediawatch looks back at the Rugby World Cup week three. The pundits were underwhelmed by the All Blacks holding back, but the Group of Death got them going.

From Mediawatch on 10 Oct 2015

Contraception controversy sparks debate

Social development minister Anne Tolley created controversy with comments about contraception this week. She won praise for taking a tough stance and she was also condemned for interfering with fundamental human rights. But what did she actually say?

From Mediawatch on 04 Oct 2015

Is Apple News bad news for local news?

Apple's new iOS 9 operating system offers users a slick new way of consuming the news. But some fear its acceptance of ad-blocking apps will further undermine the news industry, already struggling to make money.

From Mediawatch on 04 Oct 2015

Media companies in the shadow of internet giants

It’s been more than 20 years since newspapers started going online, yet the vast bulk of revenue still comes from print. Google and Facebook are now getting most of the money from online advertising. How should news media companies respond? 

From Mediawatch on 04 Oct 2015

Cupwatch: Twitchy pundits and Brit-baiting

Mediawatch looks back at week two of the Rugby World Cup: easy games for The All Blacks but still some pundits were squirming - and mocking the English while they were down.

From Mediawatch on 04 Oct 2015

Mediawatch for 4 October 2015

Contraception comments spark controversy; internet giants cornering the market for news and ads; Cupwatch week two - Twitchy pundits and baiting the Brits

From Mediawatch on 04 Oct 2015

Piggybacking on a political attack

The media here rolled out tons of pig puns for fun when that story about David Cameron broke in the UK. But was it fair? That controversial claim came in a book backed by a wealthy enemy out to get him, and even the author doesn't know if the story of 'the PM and the pig' is really true.

From Mediawatch on 27 Sep 2015

The papers and their publishers under pressure

Major media company NZME’s planned multimedia newsroom in Auckland could have a big effect on the news offered by its big brands, including The New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB. The company denies critics' claims this will weaken the strength and depth of its newsgathering and it won't comment on possible job cuts for journalists. But the plan was discussed at the recent Future Forum in Sydney. Mediawatch talked to New Zealand media researcher Alex Clark, who was there.

From Mediawatch on 27 Sep 2015

Cupwatch: Japan overjoyed but overlooked - and Richie's reputation

Mediawatch looks back at the World Cup's first week in our media. Richie's no cheat, say our sports scribes, but the data disgarees. The biggest-ever upset was big in Japan, but the media mostly missed that.

From Mediawatch on 27 Sep 2015

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