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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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Mediawork’s at war with NZ on Air – Possible conflict of interest as first reported last year on TDB

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

It has taken nearly eight months, but after my initial findings, this story has finally been reported by the msm.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mark Jennings Oaktree shadow and how TV3 are trying to explain their ratings meltdown

By   /  October 24, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

TV3 and the rest of the mainstream media do not want to acknowledge the role of the boycott on TV3 for their ratings decline.

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‘Story’ on TV3 continues ratings meltdown – boycott continues to damage Mediaworks

By   /  September 7, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Look at how Story has shed 70 000 odd viewers since its launch…

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EXCLUSIVE: Blogger threatened with lawsuit over questions of conflict-of-interest regarding Mediaworks

By   /  June 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The following story elicited a thinly veiled defamation threat by a senior Mediaworks boardmember.

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Producer of ‘The Nation’ hits back at “interference” allegations over ‘Campbell Live’

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If a blogger – untrained in media or journalism – has to advise a TV producer “how to cover it on TV now that it’s broken”, then one of us is in the wrong job.

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The Curious World of the Main Stream Media

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Considering that ‘Campbell Live’ is one of the last serious current affairs programme remaining on free-to-air television, one would have thought that this was worthy of scrutiny by either ‘Q+A’ or ‘The Nation’.

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Campbell still Live, not gone

By   /  April 11, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

Bit by bit, the so-called “free” media in this country is being neutered – not by State power – but by the unrelenting, voracious hunger of commercial imperatives for profit and shareholder returns as well as conservative, National-aligned broadcasters.

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