Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
Opposition potshots at the media messenger
The National Party’s AGM delivered mixed messages last weekend as the president claimed the media lined up against the party at election time - while former PM John Key said the poor performance at the polls was the party’s own fault.
News as a social enterprise?
People are used to getting news from public broadcasters paid for by taxpayers - or as a customer of commercial media organisations. But is news as a social enterprise an idea whose time has come? South Island online outfit Crux now wants its local audience to take ownership.
Mystery animals beguile media
A Canterbury black panther, mysterious moose sightings in Fiordland - and big cats reportedly roaming rurally in the South Island. All of these have been reported by serious news outlets this past month. It makes for novel news, but do these sightings stack up as stories?
Mediawatch for 29 November 2020
Opposition potshots at the media messenger; Crux's bold bid to sell itself to its readers; the moose is out there? Mysterious animals beguile media.
Midweek Mediawatch - housing hell and capital city pile-on
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately: Hayden Donnell chats to Susana Lei'ataua about the new Metro adding momentum to the comeback of local magazines; stories of housing hell hogging headlines; criticism of the not-so-cool capital piles up; the 'boomer ' slur debate - and the watchdog's verdict on 'Karen.'
Dodgy digital election ads: Does the watchdog need teeth?
The election was done and dusted weeks ago, but this week the advertising watchdog ruled another online election campaign ad was misleading. Mediawatch asks the Advertising Standards Authority: is the system working if dodgy ads are only called out long after they might have had an impact - and the parties who place them aren't penalised?
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Long form media criticism
I listen to this now more than I do it's US counterpar, On the Media. The review of the week's happenings format is well sutied to the topic, although it is pretty quickly apparent who the bad actors are.