New Zealand media sector is facing the biggest structural changes in a decade as the whole news ecosystem is in serious trouble. This means that New Zealand is likely to see shrinking number of media companies in 2020, the latest JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2019 finds. The New Zealand government is mulling an … Continue reading The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity
The NZ Herald, the largest newspaper in New Zealand, has put up a paywall. It is the first general paywall in New Zealand, the paper has employed a fremium model for its paid content. New Zealand has a duopoly structure and print and online news market as the NZ Herald and Stuff dominate print and … Continue reading The first general paywall goes up in New Zealand
The eight JMAD New Zealand media ownership report, which I authored, published by AUT research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) was launched on December 6, 2018. The report raises an alarm about rapidly shrinking print newspaper market and the widening news gaps in the local/community markets. The report also finds that some of … Continue reading New Zealand print news market shrinking alarmingly
What drives the convergence between media organisations in this digital age? What kind of convergence are we seeing beyond the ownership convergence? My academic paper, to be shortly published in the peer reviewed academic journal MEDIANZ, investigates different kind of convergences in New Zealand media. The paper argues that media corporations form tactical alliances and … Continue reading What drives media alliances?
New Zealand media companies NZME and Stuff (formerly Fairfax New Zealand) are taking their merger battle to the High Court on October 16. In May 2017, the New Zealand Commerce Commission denied their merger clearance. I was talking to the Masters students at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) on October 10, 2017, about the merger … Continue reading NZME – Stuff, heading to the High Court