Media shake-up in New Zealand

Mass media Australia New Zealand

Across the Tasman there's a significant restructuring of media entities under way, and the changes there are proving harsh in terms of jobs. Print giant APN has announced around 70 job cuts as it moves to outsource sub-editing functions for many of its New Zealand newspapers, and the axe is also being wielded at Television New Zealand. Antony Funnell interviews Colin Peacock, Media commentator and presenter of the Media Watch programme on Radio New Zealand; Rick Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of Television New Zealand; Andrew Little, National Secretary of the New Zealand Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

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