When ‘open government’ becomes a joke
‘We were treated to a master class in journalistic integrity, impartiality and professional dignity on a story sending shockwaves right outside the studio doors’.
Big stories and big repercussions
Newsroom’s second year was as big as its first. Here we review our major investigative stories and the fallout and accountability resulting from them.
Fairfax raids Stuff kitty in lead up to Nine merger
Australia’s Fairfax Media Group raided Stuff’s kitty ahead of a planned merger with broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co, which doesn’t see a home for the New Zealand unit.
MediaWorks eyes Aussie media merger
MediaWorks has signed a conditional deal to merge with Aussie outdoor advertising firm QMS Media, in the latest round of industry consolidation.
Sky TV hires British media exec Martin Stewart as new CEO
Sky Network Television has hired veteran British media executive Martin Stewart as chief executive to oversee its shift from a traditional satellite pay-TV broadcaster to a multi-platform entertainment business.
Troubled NBR threatens to sue Newsroom
The troubled business newspaper and its publisher demand Newsroom remove an article on its dispute with Steven Joyce and apologise.
Mediaroom: Mel Reid in awards finals
The MediaRoom column salutes one of our own, finalists for TV and business journalism awards, and more.
TVNZ could merge with RNZ: Kevin Kenrick
TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick says the Government needs to re-think the future of its own broadcasters and a merger could be inevitable.