Media Archive

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.

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.

The Fold: Stuff owner Sinead Boucher on how she bought the company for $1

Summer reissue: The Fold's very first guest is back to tell Duncan Greive how she pulled off the media deal of the year.

Review: He’ll Be Right deftly challenges what it means to be a modern man

How Stuff's latest podcast shines a much-needed light on Aotearoa's complex relationship with masculinity.

Someone is making terrible Jacinda Ardern deepfake videos and they must be stopped

Can you figure out which of these is real Jacinda Ardern? Probably! But one day you might not be able to.

An exciting high school reunion was actually a Facebook scam, and I fell for it

Think twice before you accept that surprise school reunion invite.

On the Rag: Let’s talk about media representation 

Summer reissue: Our feminist webseries On the Rag returns to dissect representation in the media and who is still being left behind when you turn on the telly. 

How internet sleuths like me are tracking down the Capitol insurrectionists

A crowd-sourced effort to identify the perpetrators of the Capitol invasion and riot has swung into action on Twitter – with remarkable success.

The Fold: Gaurav Sharma on the communities NZ’s media doesn’t serve

Summer reissue: The associate editor of The Indian Times on why he believes the media ignores the quarter of our population not born here – and why both parties lose as a result.

Food media’s diversity problem: What NZ can learn from the Bon Appétit saga 

As the American media giant comes under fire for its treatment of POC contributors, it's time to talk about the whiteness of food media in Aotearoa.

A frame-by-frame analysis of Tova O’Brien’s hall-of-fame National shambles story

Last night New Zealand witnessed one of the most exhilarating, confronting political stories to air on national television.

The NBR owner just sold his mansion to live in a motorhome

Todd Scott hosted Lotto in the 90s. He ended up running NZ's most famous business newspaper. And now things have got really weird.