Hang on, magazines are on their way
In MediaRoom this week: the famous Bauer magazine titles are tipped for an early return, NZ First strikes again, this time over Maori media plans, and the latest online media audience numbers.
Bringing back movie magic
What’s it going to take to get the multiplexes open again? And will New Zealand be in a good position to do some industry heavy lifting?
Behold, Saint Sinead of Stuff
The management buyout of Stuff turns out to be a ‘manager buyout’ as the chief executive takes on the momentous job of owning the publisher on her own. Tim Murphy says it is a hell of a task.
Media QCs duel over access to Stuff’s finances
NZME goes to court to try to breathe life into its disrupted bid for rival Stuff - but Stuff’s owner vows their agreed conditions couldn’t be met and a deal won’t happen. Tim Murphy was in court.
Magazines seek Govt help with cheap post
MediaRoom: Will magazines get some relief from the state like their broadcasting cousins? And what can the Budget do for private media companies?
Paul Henry: No return to paradise
He called his show Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry but after three weeks on-air, Henry doubts that the Country has the will to create a better future. He spoke to Mark Jennings.
Home truths about the media
What sort of media - what sort of journalism - will make it through this economic crisis? Gavin Ellis on what we have learned so far
Jacinda needs to do a deal with Mark
The Government is rolling out a $50 million support package for NZ media companies with more to come in three weeks-time. But, as Mark Jennings writes, it is unlikely to save all the current players and a bolder approach is needed.
Govt’s $50m boost for news media
Transmission charges for broadcasters and contributions to NZ on Air projects are cut for struggling media firms as part of the first of two support packages.