Hal Crawford

Hal Crawford is former chief news officer at MediaWorks.

May 3, 2020

Why Australia's plan to make tech giants pay for news won't work

Holding Facebook and Google to account might be a great idea in theory, but the proposed code is based on false assumptions.

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Mar 14, 2020

Harsh, loud and full of conflict: The chaotic reality of the Australian media landscape

Nine, Newscorp and the intense aesthetics of the Aussie media.

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Oct 24, 2019

Newshub chief Hal Crawford: The New Zealand news media is broken

A scathing account of the state of television and the wider media, from the departing Newshub boss.

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Apr 13, 2018

An Australian TV exec tells New Zealand what is (badly) wrong with its television

Hal Crawford is the head of news at Mediaworks, owners of Three and RadioLive. He has been here for two years and still has no idea why our TV is such an absolute mess.

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