Media & Technology - Radio New Zealand Spending scoop highlights the pros and cons of leaks 2018-08-19T15:01:29.000000000+12:00 Newshub's early reveal of Simon Bridges' big travel bill created a political drama for the rest of the media this week but the handling of the leak also sparked a pushback from some in the media. Seven foot tall pre-Māori disappear from TVNZ 2018-08-19T09:54:10.000000000+12:00 TVNZ has removed a documentary that claims Celts settled New Zealand thousands of years before the arrival of Māori from its on demand service Fairfax to merge with Nine in Australia 2018-07-26T11:53:04.000000000+12:00 Fairfax Media in Australia has announced plans to merge with Nine Entertainment to create an integrated media giant. Free speech debate goes full noise 2018-07-22T09:54:55.000000000+12:00 Mediawatch - Two online provocateurs from Canada sparked a debate about free speech and hate speech here without ever setting foot in the country. RNZ gets $4.5m extra funding this year 2018-07-11T19:40:20.000000000+12:00 RNZ has been allocated $4.5 million of extra funding for this financial year of the $15m allocated in the Budget for public media. Media looks for meaning in John Campbell career move 2018-06-29T21:06:01.000000000+12:00 Mediawatch - John Campbell joined RNZ determined to lure TV viewers to Checkpoint. Three years later he's heading back to TV and leaving media pondering precisely why, Colin Peacock writes. Bringing the big meth myth mess to light 2018-06-10T20:01:07.000000000+12:00 Mediawatch - Red flags were raised in the media about meth-testing well before Sir Peter Gluckman's report last week - but they didn't stop the growth of an unregulated industry. TV streaming service for kiwi kids goes live 2018-05-27T16:21:22.000000000+12:00 New Zealand's first online media hub for children has been launched. Understanding AI: are the media the solution or the problem? 2018-05-20T13:21:29.000000000+12:00 Artificial intelligence is on the rise in our news. But are the media also to blame for public ignorance and anxiety? Government's $38m public broadcasting boost still on the table 2018-05-20T11:30:06.000000000+12:00 The government still expects to deliver the entire $38 million boost in funding for public broadcasting promised by Labour prior to the election, the Broadcasting Minister says.