Institutional investors now dominate media company ownership

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Institutional investors now dominate the ownership and governance of New Zealand media companies, according to the sixth annual update on local media ownership from the Auckland University of Technology’s Journalism, Media and Democracy … Read more »

Big guns blindside start-up news business

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The country’s two largest news publishers blindsided a start-up competitor involving two of the country’s most experienced journalists, publishing a marketing pitch for a revamped Newsroom service as part of their submissions supporting … Read more »

News coverage potential additional stressor for families

Press Release – Start with You

The earth moved for many New Zealanders this month and following what for many people were concerning US election results, theres been plenty to stress about. News coverage can accentuate the seriousness or danger of these events and exacerbate … Read more »

The Dog & Lemon Guide is twenty

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

First published on November 30, 1996, as a paperback guide to car buying, The Dog & Lemon Guide has always caused controversy. Read more »

NZ On Air steers a calm course against tide of international

Press Release – NZ On Air

Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Airs report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local content to New Zealand audiences. Read more »

Mediaworks Radio Announces 2017 Lineup Changes

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks has today announced a series of key talent moves across its radio brands to take effect from January 2017. Read more »

Chief Censor publishes research on sexual violence in media

Press Release – Office of Film and Literature Classification

Teenagers think that inaccurate depictions or misrepresentations of sexual violence in entertainment media are potentially harmful. Harms identified included normalisation, perpetuation of harmful stereotypes, negative impacts on victim/survivors, and being … Read more »

ComCom way outside its remit in merger rejection

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has strayed far beyond its governing legislation by making what amount to “social policy” judgments in its draft rejection of the proposed merger between New Zealand’s two largest news publishers, NZME and … Read more »

Commission issues details on NZME/Fairfax conference

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today published details of the conference it is holding on its draft determination of NZME and Fairfaxs application for authorisation under the Commerce Act to merge their media businesses. Read more »

The Death of Newspaper Recruitment Advertising

Article – Qjumpers

We can now call the time of death of newspaper advertising. The organization that now measures these numbers has stopped reporting it and the monthly ANZ NZ Job Ads report has issued a statement that because newspaper ads have become such … Read more »

Further request from family of Mr Bill McNatty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The family of Mr Bill McNatty would like to thank the media for heeding their request for privacy at this time. Read more »

NZME declines Adshel NZ buyout option

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based publisher NZME has turned down an option to buy the New Zealand arm of Australasian bus shelter advertising business Adshel. Read more »

NZ’s media already very concentrated, lacks diversity

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s news media is already more concentrated in its ownership than many comparable countries even before the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax’s New Zealand news assets, says a paper commissioned by the Commerce … Read more »

Editors Speak Out Against Media Merger

Press Release – Former Newspaper Editors

We the underlisted former newspaper editors fully support the Commerce Commission preliminary decision to block the proposed merger of New Zealands two major media groups. Read more »

ASA ruling supports IrrigationNZ’s advocacy advertisement

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today ruled that IrrigationNZ did not publish misleading information regarding the Ruataniwha Dam project. Read more »

Report: Making Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty, Part 2

Press Release – Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Ministers Chief Science Advisor, will release the second in a three-part series of papers on risk and decision-making on 24th November. Read more »

Stranded cows in Kaikoura Earthquake

Opinion – Lynley Tulloch

Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura, stunning aerial images have surfaced of torn up roads and landslides. Yet while reports of daredevil skaters making the most of new territory have appeared in the news, there have also been some less-than-willing … Read more »

SodaStream Rejects Gag Order

Press Release – SodaStream

SodaStream CEO Says They Will Continue to Fight Against the Shameful Use of Polluting Plastic Bottles Read more »

Paul Henry wine sells out 3 hours after going on sale

Press Release – Invivo Wines New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 5PM, 18 November 2016: Paul Henrys brand new Pinot Noir produced with Invivo wines – has sold out of Glengarry stores across New Zealand after huge demand from fans. In the first hour of going on sale the wine retailer had sold 650 … Read more »

Story on lack of military home support wins journalism award

Press Release – Bruce Jesson Foundation

Emerging Journalism Award for 2016 awarded for story on lack of home support for military Read more »

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