Hal Crawford

Hal Crawford is former chief news officer at MediaWorks.

Media
Sep 2, 2020

What Facebook’s threat against news in Australia means for NZ (and the rest of the world)

Facebook's threat to pull out of news in Australia is the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter battle over who owns the news – and who should fund its production.

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Media
Jul 7, 2020

Stuff has taken the sword to Facebook. Is it the start of a media revolution?

In quitting the social media giant, Stuff has taken a risk. But the gamble is not as big as it may seem.

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Business
Jun 30, 2020

Beyond the living room: How cycling app Zwift came to host the Tour de France

The Tour de France is going ahead despite Covid-19 – only next month, the pros will compete indoors.

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Media
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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Business
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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Media
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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Media
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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