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Winner of the Next Women in Media Scholarship Announced

Press Release – Bauer Media

NEXT Magazine and Bauer Media are pleased to announce that the winner of the NEXT Women in Media Scholarship for 2018 is Jane Stanley, Managing Director of Annalect, OMD. Read more »

QMS pulls out A$35M from NZ unit in MediaWorks merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – QMS Media will pocket A$35 million in a tie-up with free-to-air New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks, despite the Australian outdoor advertising firm being the junior partner. Read more »

Fairfax raids Stuff kitty in lead up to Nine merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Australia’s Fairfax Media Group raided Stuff’s kitty ahead of a planned merger with broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co, which doesn’t see a home for the New Zealand unit. Read more »

RNZ Audiences Increase Year on Year

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

RNZ Audiences Increase Year on Year The final nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2018 reflects a strong twelve months for RNZ with year-on-year growth for live listening across the two networks RNZ National and RNZ Concert. Read more »

Arrest following Police Ten 7 appeal

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Following the screening on Police Ten 7 last Thursday night Police have arrested a 23-year old Porirua man in relation to a serious assault that occurred at Countdown on Carlyle Street in Napier on the 1st of February. Read more »

The AM Show, The Project And Newshub Combat Competition

Press Release – Mediaworks

Threes flagship breakfast and current affairs shows and Newshub continue to combat the competition, recording strong performances across the board last week. Newshub Live at 6pm won its timeslot on Wednesday with a share of 30.2%, while Newshub Live … Read more »

Mobile journalism innovator to challenge journalists

Press Release – JEANZ

Mobile journalism innovator to challenge journalists and educators International mobile journalism innovator and trainer Yusuf Omar will challenge journalists and educators to think vertically through their phone in Wellington next month. Against … Read more »

Australia’s QMS, MediaWorks eye merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed outdoor advertising firm QMS Media and local free-to-air broadcaster MediaWorks have signed a conditional deal to merge the New Zealand businesses in the latest round of industry consolidation. Read more »

PM to Submit to UN Control of Media and Free Speech

Press Release – New Conservative

In signing the UNs global Compact for Migration on Dec 10 this year, the PM will agree to restrict and control the media, and cede sovereignty to the UN. Read more »

Big uplift in demand for funded public media

Press Release – NZ On Air

A fundamental change more than a year ago has resulted in much more diverse public media and a 50% increase in the number of funding applications NZ On Air has received in the first year of its platform-neutral funding strategy. Read more »

Sky TV hires British media exec Martin Stewart as new CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television has hired veteran British media executive Martin Stewart as chief executive to oversee its shift from a traditional satellite pay-TV broadcaster to a multi-platform entertainment business. Read more »

Stuff welcomes Bauer Media to suite of content partners

Press Release – Stuff

Today, Stuff has announced its latest media partnership with Bauer Media Group, which will see the news organisation publish content from Bauers premium current affairs and lifestyle titles on Stuff. Read more »

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