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Don’t feel guilty… but you short-changed readers

9:10 AM.Last weekend's Sunday Star Times had a front page headline to alarm parents of young children: "Don't feel guilty, but childcare endangers kids".  But those who paid to read all about it in the paper got less information than those who read the fuller version online for free.

Mediawatch for 27 March 2016

9:10 AM.The pitfalls of reporting terrorism; sanctions for anti-social social media feedback; short-changed by a short version; investigations follow the money; TVNZ's new channel for blokes.

Investigations follow the money

9:09 AM."Follow the money" is a cliche in journalism, but the principle was at the heart of some recent news investigations having an impact beyond the headlines.

The channel that 'swings the other way'

9:08 AM.Critics and commentators condemned TVNZ’s new “male-skewed” channel Duke long before it started screening this week, even though it most of its content was already on the screen. Mediawatch looks at how TVNZ wound some viewers up by targeting the blokes. 

Willie Jackson, the BSA and the Māori TV no-shows

9:11 AM.Two prominent Maori broadcasters were set to appear on Maori Television's media show this week to discuss a dispute, neither appeared. What happened - and what was the row about in the first place?

An old school paper makes a bold new move

9:10 AM.New Zealand’s biggest locally-owned news publisher is set to make readers pay for its online news. Mediawatch asks the editor of the Otago Daily Times if it will pay off, and what the paying punters will get in return.

Note news is good news?

9:08 AM.The fuss over our 5 dollar note finding favour overseas wasn't quite what it seemed in the media his week. 

Mistaken identities and messed-up memberships

9:07 AM.Mediawatch looks at cases of mistaken identity in two newspapers which caused confusion recently - including one which was close to home.
 

Mediawatch for 20 March 2016

9:07 AM.Willie Jackson, the BSA and a Maori TV no-show; an old school paper makes a bold new move; note news is good news?; mistaken identities and membership mess-ups.

RNZ's new arrangements for music

9:10 AM.RNZ is rethinking its approach to music, with a multimedia strategy to broaden its reach. Mediawatch asks what this will mean for its audiences, and asks an expert what's working for public broadcasters overseas in the digital age.

Taking care of business (news)

9:08 AM.Business news is still a key part of our newspapers, but the last show dedicated to it on any national broadcaster here was scrapped late last year. As its creator brings it back online, Mediawatch asks him what has happened to the appetite for business on the air. 

Big names - but the wrong names

Being as famous as as possible doesn't necessarily mean the media know your name.

Mediawatch for 13 March 2016

9:06 AM.Change at the top of NZME; RNZ's new music arrangement; taking care of business news - online and on-air; big names, but wrong names.

Hurricane Jane leaves big changes in her wake

12:48 PM.The departing boss of one of New Zealand’s biggest media companies fundamentally changed it over four years in charge. Mediawatch looks at what ‘Hurricane Jane’ leaves in her wake.

Current affairs drifts online - will funding follow?

9:10 AM.Current affairs programmes that once aired on national networks are now reappearing online. Mediawatch asks if this is a trend which could loosen the broadcasters' hold on the bulk of public funding.

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