Māori Television is replacing news and current affairs shows next year with a 'Māori Media Hub' to deliver news online and on TV. Mediawatch asks its chief editor why - and how that will be done. Read moreAudio
Mediawatch Midweek is our weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Colin chats to Karyn about why the Irish are our rugby frenemies; how Beyonce stumped a radio host, the death of Radio Live, radio for… Read moreVideo, Audio
How we get around our cities has suddenly flared up in our news. Even media colleagues are calling each other haters and zealots, and calling each other out for fake news. But is this just background… Read moreAudio
Pioneering media watcher Brian Priestley has died, aged 92. It’s 30 years since he last lashed the media on Fourth Estate, the TVNZ show that made him a household name. But he still had lots to say… Read moreAudio
Fourteen years after launching “the new voice of talk radio” MediaWorks will silence Radio Live and jobs look set to go as a classic hits station takes over. Mediawatch looks at why and what might… Read moreAudio
Mediawatch Midweek is our weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Jeremy chats to Karyn about five years of First World War commemoration coverage and asks why some critical stories barely rated a… Read moreVideo, Audio
National’s leaders faced more curly questions after another secret recording featuring MP- gone-rogue Jami-Lee Ross was leaked to media. That raised more questions about the ethics of squeezing… Read moreAudio
Last Wednesday the Dominion-Post splashed a story across its front page under the headline: "Mayor's family 432km away." Mediawatch suggests the real story was far closer to home: a poll asking… Read moreAudio
Thirty years ago, deep divisions in the Labour Party were thrown in sharp relief by the media during its annual conference in Dunedin. But the media were much better managed when the party returned… Read moreAudio
Reporters are being laid off in Auckland and further north, leaving long-standing local papers there with just a handful of journalists. It’s the latest cost-cutting move by the country’s biggest… 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.