MPA Announces 2015 Magazine Media Awards

Press Release – Magazine Publishers Association

The Magazine Publishers Association NZ (MPA) is thrilled to announce the 2015 Magazine Media Awards and is now calling for entries. Read more »

NZME wins top honours at the 2015 Canon Media Awards

Press Release – NZME.

23 May 2015 – NZME is thrilled to be leading news, sport and entertainment journalism, evident by the 24 wins at tonights Canon Media Awards. Read more »

This weekend on The Nation…

Press Release – TVNZ

3News political editor Patrick Gower sits down with Finance Minister Bill English to talk about u-turns and new taxes, housing development in Auckland, and benefit increases. Is this New National or just cunning politics? Read more »

Thank you John, it’s been bloody marvellous

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The departure of John Campbell is a blow to current affairs investigative journalism, Labours Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

John Campbell to leave MediaWorks

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks is launching a new current affairs show to be broadcast in the 7pm slot, Mondays-Thursdays on TV3. Read more »

Campbell Live demise ‘a sad day’

Press Release – Massey University

Journalism commentator and educator, Associate Professor Jim Tully, says MediaWorks’ changes to TV3s current affairs slot at 7pm suggests New Zealands two main networks have opted out of providing serious prime time current affairs. Read more »

Bill to update Radio NZ charter passes second reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to provide greater clarity and freedom to the way Radio New Zealand operates passed its second reading in Parliament today. Read more »

APN’s NZME sees future in paywalls, growth in digital sales

Article – BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) – APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany’s Die Welt uses, saying an “integrated sales proposition” is helping it win market share, including … Read more »

Taxpayer funded captioning gives broadcasters a free pass

Press Release – Green Party

Increasing taxpayer funding to captioning is letting profitable broadcasters off the hook from their responsibilities, said the Green Party today. Read more »

Fairfax Media NZ announces senior editorial team

Press Release – Fairfax

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. Read more »

On The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Ken Auletta

Press Release – The Nation

Intro: It’s mantra was “don’t be evil” and it shunned the conventional. By doing so, Google has become the world’s second most valuable company. One that’s been able to garner a vast trove of personal data and turn it into advertising gold. … Read more »

Mega’s legal guns shoot down claims of ‘content theft’

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – Mega, the file storage and encryption firm, has rebutted claims that it operates as a ‘cyberlocker’ profiting from “content theft” with a legal opinion by Olswang calling the allegations “defamatory”. Read more »

Competenz Appoints Megan Richards

Press Release – Competenz

Competenz Appoints Megan Richards as National Manager, Journalism Industry training organisation Competenz is pleased to announce Megan Richards has been appointed National Account Manager for Journalism, after 10 years spent with TVNZ as the broadcasters … Read more »

Weekend Road Toll Commentators Should Know the Science

Press Release – Police Association

Commentators on the rising road toll should check out the science into traffic crashes, Police Association President Greg OConnor said today. Read more »

The Nation: Hack Attack author Nick Davies

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: Not many have taken on the powerful media empire of Rupert Murdoch, but Nick Davies is one of them. His book Hack Attack details a world of crime, cover-up and phone hacking and, in fact, forced the News of the World to close down. … Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

Senior Editorial Appointment

Press Release – NZME.

6 May 2015 – Herald on Sunday Editor Miriyana Alexander has been appointed to a new and extended senior role Editor, Weekend Heralds . Read more »

The Future of Journalism and our Democracy

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Journalism is a critical part of a healthy democracy. But today it is under pressure from all sides internet is changing how we consume media, entertainment is preferred to journalism, media owners scout round for new business models and the notions of … Read more »

Yahoo New Zealand unveils its 2015 Digital Stars

Press Release – Yahoo

Auckland, New Zealand, 6 May, 2015 Yahoo New Zealand has today announced the winners of its 2015 Digital Stars programme. Now in its third year, the awards programme recognises up-and-coming talent in the New Zealand and Australian media planning … Read more »

Printlink’s Lesa Named Apprentice of the Year

Press Release – Print NZ

Bindery tradesman Cheyne Lesa of Petone (Wellington)-based Printlink was named the 2014 PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year at a well-attended Pride In Print Awards Evening held at Wellingtons TSB Arena on May 1. Read more »

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