Labour’s public broadcasting paralysis
So far, Labour’s public broadcasting promises look fruitless. Bryce Edwards argues the debate should focus less on technology and more on funding and production.
Ratings can save, or they can kill
Tim Murphy examines the mixed fortunes radio ratings can bring, Spinoff TV’s slow start, and tumult at NBR.
MediaRoom: Journalism for the public good
Don’t let anyone tell you New Zealand journalism ignores its duty of disclosure and holding the powerful to account.
Newstalk faces the music
Radio companies continue to succeed in parallel worlds, with NZME finding audience gains for its flagship talk station Newstalk ZB and MediaWorks surging ahead on the big music brands.
Who could replace John Campbell
Our media column looks at the departure of John Campbell from RNZ, new paywalls for online news, television news ratings and ad blockers.
A nagging question of public interest
Dr Chris Eichbaum addresses some unanswered questions about what leaks are in the public interest, and why.
When journalists and the public want the same thing
New studies show substantial agreement on what Americans want from the media and what journalists want to report.
Hager triumphs as police capitulate
Investigative journalist Nicky Hager awarded damages as the full extent of police efforts to find his source are revealed.