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Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ Confirms Failed Meeting With TVNZ And RNZ On Potential Newsroom Collaboration

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 13:18:31 +1300 | Warner Bros Discovery

AUCKLAND – 1 March 2024 - Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has today confirmed that it held a meeting with TVNZ chair, Alastair Carruthers, and CEO Jodi O’Donnell as well as RNZ CEO Paul Thompson to discuss a shared news gathering operation that ...More >>

TVNZ Announces An Interim Loss As It Responds To Challenging Economic Conditions And Market Disruption

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:58:18 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ has reported an EBITDAF of $0.1 million and an operating loss of $4.6 million for the six-month period ended 31 December 2023. Additionally, TVNZ has booked an impairment of $12.2 million, which is reflected in today’s NPAT result, a loss ...More >>

NZ On Air Statement On Warner Bros Discovery News

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:40:30 +1300 | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has begun conversations with Warner Bros Discovery about currently funded and pending future content for Three and ThreeNow. Yesterday’s news of the proposed closure of NewsHub and loss of a talented news team is very sad news for New Zealand ...More >>

Newshub Closure Puts Democracy At Risk

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:21:42 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the announcement that Newshub is set to close, Taxpayers’ Union Policy and Public Affairs Manager, James Ross, said: “Diversity of news is always important, but particularly so in New Zealand’s case given the way in which our ...More >>

On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:57:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders ...More >>

Prime Video Reveals Global Success Of Spanish Language Series And Movies As Stars Walk The Carpet In Madrid

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:28:22 +1300 | Prime Video

Spanish language content is taking the world by storm, and Prime Video has today revealed that the top three of the ten most-watched Spanish Originals of 2023 received, on average, 80% of streams outside of Spain, setting a new bar for Prime Video’s ...More >>

Kawea Te Rongo Extremely Concerned For The Future Of Journalism In Aotearoa Following Announcement Of Newshub’s Closure

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:38:31 +1300 | Kawea Te Rongo

The Independent Māori Journalists Association extends its aroha to all impacted by the closure of one of the country’s biggest commercial media company’s newsrooms at the end of June. Staff were told today of the news which will have rippling impacts ...More >>

Identifying Imperial Venality: Day One Of Julian Assange’s High Court Appeal

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 19:10:06 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

On February 20, it was clear that things were not going to be made easy for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who infuriated the US imperium, the national security establishment, and a stable of journalists upset that he had cut their ill-tended ...More >>

FACT Aotearoa Calls For Ministers To Boycott Outlets Promoting Extreme Racist Views

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 13:26:38 +1300 | FACT Aotearoa

Ministers should boycott Reality Check Radio for promoting Austrian far right activist with links to Christchurch terrorist. FACT Aotearoa is calling on Government Ministers including the Deputy Prime Minister who have appeared on Reality Check Radio to boycott ...More >>

First Artists Receive Mandatory Artist Creation Fee For Their Songs

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:53:59 +1300 | NZ On Air

  The very first music artists to receive a mandatory Artist Creation Fee have been announced by NZ On Air. A total of 32 artists have been funded in this latest New Music Single funding round, with $10,000 going to support their recording, ...More >>

AI's Impact On Environmental Reporting

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:03:27 +1300 | University of Auckland Business School

As the importance of sustainability in all areas of our lives continues to grow, researchers are investigating how artificial intelligence can contribute. AI-generated content raises concerns when it comes to the accuracy and integrity of sustainability ...More >>

JCDecaux Partners With The New Zealand Team For The Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:10:02 +1300 | JCDecaux

  Leading Out-of-Home media company JCDecaux New Zealand is proud to be the exclusive Out-of-Home partner of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, supporting the nation’s talented athletes on the way to Paris 2024. Phil Eastwood, General ...More >>

Rising Death Toll: 100 Journalists Killed In Gaza Since October 7th

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:39:26 +1300 | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has recorded at least 100 journalists killed in Gaza since October 7, 2023. In total, 107 journalists have been killed in the conflict, including four in Israel and three in Lebanon. RSF salutes the courageous work of ...More >>

Forget The Kids: Social Media, Congress and Child Safety

Sun, 4 Feb 2024 15:05:06 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

It was a struggle to see how a child’s welfare was relevant in the latest, shrill debates about technology taking place on The Hill. The Senate Judiciary Committee and the leaders of social media companies were on show to thrash out matters on technology ...More >>

Wētā FX Work Recognised With Oscar Nomination

Wed, 24 Jan 2024 13:17:07 +1300 | Weta FX

24 January 2024, Wellington. Wētā FX has woken up to the news their work has received an Academy Award® nomination this morning. Wētā FX received a nomination in the Best Visual Effects category, with VFX Supervisor Guy Williams nominated for ‘Guardians ...More >>

John Pilger, a Friend of Palestine and All Oppressed Nations, Has Passed Away

Sun, 21 Jan 2024 20:06:40 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

The first and the last time I met John Pilger in person was in 2018. I was invited to deliver a speech at the NSW Parliament in Sydney, Australia. Among the large crowd were many that I knew and respected - a former foreign minister, socially conscientious ...More >>

2024 Launches With Content Boost For RNZ

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 09:41:01 +1300 | RNZ

RNZ launches into 2024 with an enhanced selection of new content on and the return of regular radio programming to entertain listeners. Three of Aotearoa’s top interviewers will present new projects for RNZ, with a Kim Hill podcast expected ...More >>

WIFT NZ 2024 Awards Finalists Announced

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 16:54:26 +1300 | WIFT NZ

Women in Film and Television New Zealand (WIFT NZ) is delighted to announce the finalists for ten award categories, as selected by the judging panel of Jill Macnab (Chair), Alyx Duncan, Nicole Horan, Amanda Davison, Kathleen Anderson, Jasmin McSweeney, ...More >>

NZ On Air Welcomes CEO Of Game Studio Dinosaur Polo Club As Programme Director For GDSR

Fri, 12 Jan 2024 10:49:16 +1300 | NZ On Air

Irirangi Te Motu | NZ On Air is thrilled to announce the appointment of Chantelle Cole, a respected business leader and advocate for the games sector, to lead the agency’s NZ Game Development Sector Rebate (GDSR) scheme. Cole, previously CEO ...More >>

Global Screen Industry Unites For Streaming Platform Regulation And Intellectual Property Protections

Tue, 9 Jan 2024 09:29:42 +1300 | SPADA

In an unprecedented international collaboration, representatives of screen producing organisations from around the world are standing together to release a joint statement emphasising the key principles needed to ensure a sustainable future screen industry ...More >>


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