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TV3’s The Project – A Babyboomer lowers the boom

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

If Mediaworks is attempting to cater to Babyboomers, then shite offerings such as ‘The Project’ will not cut the mustard. It is a pale, immature, sickly parody of professional journalism. What else can you call something that is fronted by people whose day-jobs are comedians?

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The slow starvation of Radio NZ – the final nail in the coffin of the Fourth Estate?

By   /  November 21, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

Whether by machiavellian, subtle and covert political pressuring from on-high; bad management decision-making, or an inevitable process of dumbing-down brought on by the never-ending need for advertising revenue and rapacious returns to share-holders, news media in this country continues to suffer at the on-going impacts of “market forces”.

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BREAKING – John Campbell joins RNZ – should the boycott of TV3 end and what is next for TV3?

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  49 Comments

A couple of nights ago I was attacked on Twitter by disgruntled TV3 staff claiming that the sacking of a well known Producer as part of cut backs due to the meltdown in ratings was my fault…

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The boycott is working – TV3 7pm ratings continue to meltdown – bring Back Campbell Live

By   /  July 7, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

The self mutilation of TV3 for political reasons by TV3 management will demand a response from TV3’s new owners.

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Campbell Live, No More

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata

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Aotearoa Pie (the day Campbell Live died)

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

A long long time ago
I can still remember how
John Campbell made me smile

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Radio NZ – Mediawatch for 24 May 2015 – TV3’s Mark Jennings interviewed re Campbell Live

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The number one question has to be why Mediaworks did not promote ‘Campbell Live’ more heavily. Jennings’ comment that the show “had been drifting down in ratings” simply does not stack up when the rating numbers are looked at.

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Friends, Kiwis, Countrymen! I come to praise John Campbell, not bury him

By   /  May 24, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Whatever is slated to replace ‘Campbell Live’, I care not one whit. Short of the second coming of Jesus Christ; time travellers from the future; the breakout of world peace, or some other vastly improbable event, our household will no longer be watching TV3 News and whatever follows.

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