New Zealanders are wary of misinformation

For two years, I have been researching trust in news in New Zealand with my colleague Greg Treadwell at AUT. Our research is done in collaboration with Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism. Our new article about trust – a slippery concept – is published in KĊtuitui New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, andContinue reading “New Zealanders are wary of misinformation”

Trust in news in New Zealand erodes

Our second Trust in News in New Zealand report was published on April 29, 2021. The report is produced by the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD), and it is authored by me and Dr Greg Treadwell. The report finds that the trust in news in New Zealand dropped in 2021, onlyContinue reading “Trust in news in New Zealand erodes”

Quite a media storm….

The 2021 really has had an interesting start. Across the Tasman Sea, in Australia, the government is in a process of implementing a new law – media bargaining code – which requires Google and Facebook to negotiate with news companies about compensation for their content. To pre-empt some more drastic measures, Google has signed multipleContinue reading “Quite a media storm….”

Trust in news high in New Zealand

In April 2020, together with my college Dr Greg Treadwell, we published the first Trust in News in New Zealand report which was produced in collaboration with the Reuters Institute for Study for Journalism. The report was published by the AUT research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD). In our report we found thatContinue reading “Trust in news high in New Zealand”

The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity

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 anContinue reading “The future of NZ media in the hands of the government & private equity”

The first general paywall goes up in New Zealand

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 andContinue reading “The first general paywall goes up in New Zealand”

New Zealand print news market shrinking alarmingly

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 ofContinue reading “New Zealand print news market shrinking alarmingly”

What drives media alliances?

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 andContinue reading “What drives media alliances?”

NZME – Stuff, heading to the High Court

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 mergerContinue reading “NZME – Stuff, heading to the High Court”