In 2017, for the first time in seven years, private and independently owned media companies outnumbered state and shareholder owned media companies in New Zealand. New Zealand media market also expanded with new digital start-ups such as Newsroom.

I have authored the seventh New Zealand media ownership report for AUT research center of Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) and the reports are available here: http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/communications/research/journalism,-media-and-democracy-research-centre/journalists-and-projects/new-zealand-media-ownership-report

The report in the news:

Featured in the Stuff

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/99479783/new-zealands-digital-news-providers-expand-aut-report-finds

Featured by Newsroom

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/12/05/65317/why-media-diversity-matters

and in RNZ

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018624211/media-commentator-gavin-ellis