MediaWorks takes razor to radio
MediaWorks is cutting its radio staff numbers despite being the biggest beneficiary of the Government’s media support package. But, as Mark Jennings writes, it has spared its struggling TV arm – at least for now.
New buyer emerges for Stuff
A new High Court judgment reveals a new buyer is keen to take over publisher Stuff with an unconditional offer timed for May 31.
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.
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.
Trust ‘high’ in news in New Zealand
Just as some local news media companies are stricken by falling revenues from the Covid-19 crisis, a survey finds trust in news here at a high level by international standards.
Should the public subsidise media companies?
Should the Government spend taxpayers’ money shoring up companies that were likely in trouble pre-Covid-19? Dr Peter Thompson lays out three arguable public-policy pretexts for extending currently available government support.
Review: Paul Henry’s Paradise
He promised us a positive but hard-hitting show aimed at finding the truth about where we are as a nation coming out of lockdown. But, as Mark Jennings writes, Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry, didn’t live up to the hype