Looking backwards on public broadcasting
The biggest shakeup in the country’s broadcasting history looks to be looming as the Government gets serious about its options for strengthening public service broadcasting.
‘It’s Fiji: Anything can happen’
Mark Jennings tells of a bizarre time in Suva after he, Melanie Reid and Hayden Aull were detained by Fijian police.
Going public last play for Three
Why did MediaWorks decide to embark on such a public process in announcing its TV arm was for sale and risk badly undermining its brand?
Chinese NZ Herald under Beijing ‘control’
The Chinese NZ Herald is criticised for its operational arrangements with China, which experts say amount to Communist Party control.
Māori TV changes migrants’ views on Māori
Should public broadcasters counter negative ideas migrants have about Māori? Susan Nemec of the University of Auckland thinks so.
Media vs media in defamation fight
Newsroom has asked the district court to end a defamation action by business site NBR over a news story discussing NBR and ex National MP Steven Joyce.
An unlikely ally for NZ media
Winston Peters has thrown his party’s weight behind a revived bid for an NZME-Stuff merger, saying the country’s fourth estate is essential to democracy but in dire straits.
Drawing the lines
Editorial cartoonists tread a fine line between satire and offensiveness