Black Caps bowl over the media - and what it might mean for the All Blacks on TV; Northland by-election campaign coverage; a change of direction at Fairfax Media; a fake breakdown that yielded a sweet treat.
From Mediawatch on 29 Mar 2015
The coverage of Cyclone Pam; X Factor judges driven out of the show after a media bullying backlash; one reporter taking a stand against spin; politics by numbers in front of the TV cameras.
From Mediawatch on 22 Mar 2015
How the media managed the 1080 scare; spying and surveillance revelations keep on coming - along with claims they're nothing new; Australian journalists resist data retention in the name of national security; how Maori TV handled unexpected criticism in one of their own broadcasts; an apology to grieving Trekkies.
From Mediawatch on 15 Mar 2015
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: privacy and prurience after a so-called sex romp; advertorials and sponsored content; a possible case of ANZAC fatigue on TV; angst over bogus balancing of climate change opinion; crowdsourcing successes and failures - and an apology to grieving fans of Star Trek.
From Mediawatch on 15 Mar 2015
Can the media claim any credit for the quashing of Teina Pora's conviction, and will they now let him live in peace; a convicted killer on a TV talent show was a great story for some media but not others, and more woe for an epic TV drama about Gallipoli.
From Mediawatch on 08 Mar 2015
Foreign drivers' crashes and courts cases hit the headlines; the fallout from a British journalist blowing the whistle on his own paper; the Video On Demand market here and across the Tasman; viewers desert Gallipoli; does the world's biggest broadcaster reckon Wellington's hot?
From Mediawatch on 01 Mar 2015
An unpaid bill ends a political honeymoon; online outlet Scoop offers itself to the public with crowd funding; 50 Shades dominates submissive media; efforts to push Jessie Ryder into the ring; Gallipoli's TV casualties.
From Mediawatch on 22 Feb 2015
The row over a public payout for Auckland's convention centre; investigating potential miscarriages of justice and claims of wrongful conviction; unbundling live sport at Sky TV; a paper not practicing what it preached on privacy
From Mediawatch on 15 Feb 2015
Screening the Rugby World Cup; Lydia Ko a no-go on screen - but number one in the news; clarification on Whanganui toddler coverage; the spread of the Christchurch 'sex romp' story; drama from Denmark is a hit here, but is our system serving us well?
From Mediawatch on 08 Feb 2015
Questions raised by the death of a child; controversy over Catton's critical comments; coverage of foreign fishing in our waters; more odd ointment advice.
From Mediawatch on 01 Feb 2015
Reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack and what it might mean for media freedom; a confusing case of sponsored content; wet pants, unclaimed undies, bowel batteries - some stuff making news this summer when not much else was happening.
From Mediawatch on 25 Jan 2015
Coverage of the deadly siege in Sydney; Australia's last correspondent here heads for home; mean Mike mockery, and; a scandalous story - or just another election year smear?
From Mediawatch on 21 Dec 2014
Why some scientists fear speaking out in the media; scandal-tainted politicians in the papers last weekend; alone at the microphone with moody musicians.
From Mediawatch on 14 Dec 2014
The online-only companion to Mediawatch devoted to your queries and comments. This month: the return of Dirty Politics - and an Aussie view of the scandal; pundits aplenty on everything under the sun; grannies and granddads in the news; right and left labels; munted punters at the races; reaction to Maori TV's boss on Mediawatch; spoiling the spoilers; a fossilized dung query
From Mediawatch on 09 Dec 2014
What counts as news these days - and what's an ad; sponsored content sprouting online; the pros and cons of ultra-fast broadband, and; the danger of going down in history as heartless.
From Mediawatch on 07 Dec 2014