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GUEST BLOG: Jo Bond – RNZ and Spinoff: A Commercial Deal Too Far?

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

RNZ has a new content sharing deal with The Spinoff where RNZ’s content is shared by The Spinoff and The Spinoff’s content is shared by RNZ. This is the first time that RNZ has hosted content from a commercial news organisation on its website. The content on The Spinoff is funded through commercial sponsorship. While it doesn’t affect RNZ’s own content, it does indicate that a further move towards the commercialisation of RNZ.

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Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

Independent filmmakers fear a slow erosion of Māori and Pacific content at Television New Zealand has begun. Their fears have emerged after the role of commissioner for Māori and Pacific programmes was removed from a full-time commissioning role in recent restructuring by TVNZ.

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How Steven Joyce killed NZ music & how a new youth radio station could save it

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

There’s been a very interesting series of articles published by the NZ Herald over the last week looking into why the NZ music scene that was so vibrant at the end of the 1990s has crashed to such woeful levels now.

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TV3 Boycott hits Masterchef ratings – media still can’t understand it

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

It’s like no one in the media can connect TV3’s decision to dump Campbell Live and our decision to stop watching them.

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According to Mike Hosking, bludger children like John Key wouldn’t be allowed to be born

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

Mike Hosking claims that if you are too poor, you shouldn’t have children.

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Radio NZ poll plunge only a surprise to Radio NZ

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  37 Comments

Radio NZ seem to be the only ones surprised by this.

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Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014

Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014

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Maggie Barry slags Laila Harre & blogger, audience erupt

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  54 Comments

I asked, “In light of the dirty, filthy, media manipulation tactics of the National Party and allies, as revealed in Dirty Politics, how important do the candidates think a properly funded public broadcaster is for the quality of our democracy” (or words to that effect)

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Public Broadcasting Auckland debate 6.30pm tonight now with Colin Craig & Laila Harre

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  4 Comments

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting debate on public broadcasting happens tonight at 6.30pm in Auckland at the Pioneer Women’s Hall, High Street, Auckland City.

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THIS is why we need a public broadcaster!

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

When Seven Sharp becomes the standard of public debate, our fourth estate fails democracy and allows for the very misperceptions of poverty AUT have highlighted into becoming believed narrative.

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How National have rorted public broadcasting again

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  1 Comment

The commitment to access via the internet is wonderful, but did the government have to sell off Genesis to do it?

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