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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

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    • 4.7 • 205 Ratings

Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

    Midweek Mediawatch - Another broadcasting minister down

    Midweek Mediawatch - Another broadcasting minister down

    In this week's edition of Midweek Mediawatch, Hayden Donnell talks to Emile Donovan about the departure of broadcasting minister Melissa Lee - and the arrival of the next one Paul Goldsmith. Also: a controversial TV interview with the Israeli ambassador - and some truly startling stuff in a Stuff illustration.

    • 23 min
    Mediawatch for 21 April 2024

    Mediawatch for 21 April 2024

    Stuff is taking over Newshub's 6pm TV news. A bold move for an outfit that's never been a broadcaster before. Will it work? Also: Mediawatch talks to two editors about the latest survey showing another alarming slump in New Zealanders' trust in the news.

    • 39 min
    Midweek Mediawatch - Stuff's bold TV play

    Midweek Mediawatch - Stuff's bold TV play

    Midweek Mediawatch - Midweek Mediawatch - Colin Peacock talks to Emile Donovan about Stuff leaping into uncharted waters by taking on Newshub at 6. Also: TVNZ going 'beyond broadcasting,' NZ Post and NZME add to predictions of print's demise; recognition for a one-man band in Southland - and Colin's mistaken identity mix-up . . .again.

    • 23 min
    Mediawatch for 14 April 2024

    Mediawatch for 14 April 2024

    End of TV news as we know it? TVNZ cuts back and Newshub closes down. Newshub's news boss responds; the minister plays for time; a former minister fights back

    • 37 min
    Midweek Mediawatch - little light at the end of the TV news tunnel

    Midweek Mediawatch - little light at the end of the TV news tunnel

    Midweek Mediawatch - Colin Peacock talks to Emile Donovan about an historic day - not in a good way. The confirmation of the closure of Newshub and more cuts confirmed at TVNZ means more than 300 journalists' jobs will go by midyear - and TV news and current affairs will shrivel. Also: the latest report on trust in the news media reveals a further decline - and listeners' questions about what it all means. 

    • 33 min
    Fair Go and daily news bulletins to close at TVNZ

    Fair Go and daily news bulletins to close at TVNZ

    TVNZ has confirmed Fair Go - on air for 47 years - and news shows Midday and Tonight will cease next month. The future of Sunday will be confirmed tomorrow. Meanwhile a decision on alternatives to a proposal to close Newshub in June is expected tomorrow from its owner Warner Brothers Discovery.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Mediawatch fan ,

Regional news

The programme today on news outlets in Whanganui was outstanding and so important. I’m a Wellingtonian looking forward to future programmes on more regional news outlets.

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A must listen every single week.

Thankyou for exposing the weaknesses of New Zealand reporting.

Simon Drought ,

Simon drought

Finger on the pulse of Nz’s under reported media scene.

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