When John Key said there were lots of homes for sale in Auckland for less than half a million dollars, the media checked. But claims about new houses being built weren't scrutinised, even after… Read moreAudio
9:09 AM.New Zealand's two biggest news publishers want to merge and they have submitted their application for the competition watchdog's approval. Mediawatch looks at the case they have put forward. Read moreAudio
9:10 AM.Plenty of people read local newspapers and they still make money, but New Zealand's biggest publisher of them is cutting jobs and pushing their news out onto an internet service instead. What's the… Read moreVideo, Audio
6:14 PM.Two of New Zealand's top news men are going into business together - and aim to provide communications advice and quality journalism at the same time. Mediawatch asks how that's going to work. Read moreAudio
9:09 AM.New Zealand's regional TV stations have struggled in recent years, and now backing from the public purse is switching to multimedia projects instead. Where's the money going and what's the plan? 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.