Facebook is running an uncontrolled news experiment on a whole country. Let’s hope it doesn’t work out

The Australian legislation is crumby, but the response from Zuckerberg is something else.

A note to readers of The Spinoff in Australia

If you're across the ditch, you can no longer access our content via Facebook. Here's how to ensure you don't miss anything.

Media explosion in Australia: Facebook just blocked all news

A truly shocking development in the global pushback against big tech: here's what it means.

A user’s guide to The Spinoff

Founder and managing editor Duncan Greive explains what The Spinoff is, and how best to use it.

Media Archive

The Fold: Substack’s Hamish McKenzie on a new era of publishing

Duncan Greive is joined by Hamish McKenzie, co-founder of Substack to talk about how publishing has changed.

Microsoft just landed a knockout blow in Australia’s great digital media battle

The veteran tech giant has waded into the war between Facebook, Google and the Australian government – and may emerge the ultimate victor.

Roseanne Liang has the magic touch

The latest big-budget American action thriller to hit our screens was made by a New Zealander, and critics are taking notice.

The Fold: Ali Mau on #MeTooNZ, talkback radio and pay equity

Stuff senior journalist Ali Mau joins Duncan Greive to talk through her work with MeTooNZ and her decades-long career in TV, radio and print journalism.

On air and on fire: Māni Dunlop on reo, racists and taking on the old guard

At just 29, RNZ's Māori news director is at the top of her game.

Papercuts: A New Zealand books bonanza

The podcast all about books is back to discuss the best new titles to add to your 2021 reading pile.

The Fold: Media, money and the government, with Bernard Hickey

Summer reissue: Journalist Bernard Hickey on the challenges faced by New Zealand media and why he’s launched a new subscription-only daily email.

In defence of talkback radio

Since the latest round of open racism on talkback radio, is it time the format was completely written off?

John Banks is the symptom, not the problem

John Banks’ comments weren’t an accident – they were the fruit of a deliberate radio strategy.

A short history of New Zealand talkback hosts disgracing themselves

John Banks’ racist exchange with a Magic Talk listener on Tuesday was the latest in nearly 50 years of talkback scandals.

John Banks axed over Māori ‘stone age culture’ comments on Magic Talk

Vodafone and Kiwibank have suspended advertising on the radio station as talkback host John Banks is taken off air after yet another racist outburst.

Google goes nuclear, threatening to pull the plug on its search engine in Australia

And with Facebook considering an 'amputation' it's all getting pretty ugly.