The government has shrugged off events and evidence contradicting claims made by ministers recently, frustrating many journalists. But are we really in a "post-truth" period where the facts don't… Read moreVideo, Audio
Restive regions demanding independence? Angry clashes over breaking away? The media taking sides and telling people and politicians which side to back? The UK's Brexit in 2016 - and here 150 years… Read moreAudio
Are we in an era of 'post-truth' politics where the facts are out of fashion - and the news media don't matter much to people either? Also: how the partisan press backed a breaking up New Zealand 150… Read moreAudio
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
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
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
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.