NZME heads for Trade Me clash pursuing growth

Article – BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) – Media company NZME says three recently-launched digital advertising products have the potential to boost revenue in a sometimes uncertain media market. Read more »

New Zealand Herald Jumps in Readership

Press Release – NZME.

New Zealand Herald Jumps in Readership Readership Results Show Growth for NZME Print 21 June 2018 The New Zealand Herald has seen some impressive growth according to the latest Nielsen survey released today. The average issue readership is sitting … Read more »

Gold Awards for RNZ in New York

Press Release – RNZ

The RNZ podcast series The Lost has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter Paloma Migone at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards announced in Manhattan this morning. (NZ time). Read more »

ZM Announces New Duo to Drive You Home

Press Release – NZME

19 June 2018 ZM have announced Bree Tomasel and Clint Roberts as their new Drive Show hosts, on air from 2 July. Read more »

Major retailers pull ionisation smoke alarms

Press Release – Consumer NZ

All major DIY stores have agreed to stop selling ionisation smoke alarms following a request from Consumer NZ. Read more »

Public agree with the BSA’s Fairness Standard decisions

Press Release – Broadcasting Standards Authority

The BSA has surveyed the public about whether they think the BSAs decisions on the broadcasting Fairness Standard are robust, and the results are released today. Read more »

Curran avoids select committee questions

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran refused to answer crucial questions about her portfolio at select committee today leaving the committee at a loss to know what is happening in the area, Nationals Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media … Read more »

Science Journalism Fund – round 3 now open

Press Release – Science Media Centre NZ

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. Read more »

RNZ boss Thompson says content-sharing buys audience exposure

Article – BusinessDesk

June 13 (BusinessDesk) – Radio New Zealand’s chief executive Paul Thompson says the public broadcaster is keen to expand on content-sharing arrangements with other New Zealand media outlets, which provide RNZ with advertising it couldn’t otherwise get. Read more »

Science Journalism Fund – round 3 now open

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. Read more »

Guidance for broadcasters on using social media content

Press Release – Broadcasting Standards Authority

A guidance note for broadcasters on using third party content, including content sourced from social media platforms, has been released today. The guidance has been prepared by broadcasters for use by broadcasters and all media, with the support … Read more »

Media guidelines: Mental illness and mental health issues

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Media guidelines: Portrayal of people living with mental illness and mental health issues in Aotearoa. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) has launched media guidelines to equip journalists with the confidence and understanding to report … Read more »

NZ Agency tapped by Microsoft for BBC app work

Press Release – NV Interactive

New Zealand-based digital agency NV Interactive has just been recognised (again) in this years Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards. Read more »

Entries open for broadcasting awards

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The Bill Toft Memorial Fund awards a grant of $5,000 for broadcasters working in online or broadcasting media in New Zealand Read more »

Friday Night Local Lineup a Ratings Hit on Three

Press Release – Mediaworks

FRIDAY NIGHT LOCAL LINEUP A RATINGS HIT ON THREE THE ROCK DRIVES THANE AND DUNC SEARCH FOR MH370 Read more »

Historic Māori magazines get new lease of life online

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Mori Development Nanaia Mahuta says New Zealanders will soon have more access to historic Mori magazines under a new agreement. Read more »

Reporting of high-profile suicides

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Reporting of high-profile suicides The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) is reminding media of the importance of using care and caution when covering the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Weve known about the dangers of … Read more »

Court questions whether government should regulate media

Article – BusinessDesk

June 7 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal is grappling with whether the Commerce Commission is able to consider unquantifiable public benefits, like a diverse media, against quantified economic benefits when it makes merger decisions, as New Zealand’s … Read more »

Rejected NZME/Stuff merger is ‘price of working democracy’

Article – BusinessDesk

Appeal Court told $200M price tag for rejected NZME/Stuff merger is ‘price of working democracy’ Read more »

NZME/Stuff lawyers argue ComCom went beyond mandate

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – Lawyers for NZME and Stuff are re-litigating the attempted merger of New Zealand’s dominant newspaper publishers in the Court of Appeal, arguing that the Commerce Commission overstepped its authority when it refused the tie-up. Read more »

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