On Media7 this week

Episode 22 series 8

Since Media7 started in April 2008 we have delivered 207 shows covering a huge range of media related topics.

We have explored issues and arguments in the newspaper, radio, television and film industries… and in addition have ranged over the diverse and eclectic controversies that exist in the world of comic books, video gaming, blogs, science and technological writing and reporting, Maori and Pacific affairs, foreign coverage on the UK, USA, Middle East and Afghanistan, national and local politics, the shortcomings of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, journalism and media training, comedy, filthy language on the media, censorship, the BSA, the ASA, SAPAD, the NX Film Commission, the Law Reform Commission recommendations on media law etc. etc.

This week is little different as we ponder the absolute cataclysm across the Tasman which has rocked the newspaper industry to its core and might be the harbinger of things to come to NZ journalism.

With Fairfax sending 1900 jobs down the road and News Limited moving to consolidate and axe a further 1000+ it is a sobering and frightening time for the media industry.

But where there are challenges and casualties there will be new opportunities created by new technology and new means of delivering the news and stories to curious consumers.

Joining Russell Brown this week are Tim Pankhurst former Fairfax Editor and Chief Executive of the Newspaper Publishers Association, Paul Brislen Chief Executive TUANZ.

We will also show some of the lighter moments of Media7 and a little of the satire and mirth that we have been able to extract on our journey through the media landscape.

Media7 will be recorded in for the final time front of a live audience in the TVNZ Auckland Television Centre on Wednesday evening and is first broadcast at 9.05pm on Thursday on TVNZ 7.

The show is replayed several times during the week. (Friday 9.05 am and 1.05 pm, Sunday 11.05 pm and Monday 10.05 am and 2.05 pm)

Media7 is broadcast both on FreeView and on Sky Channel 77. It is also available on demand from TVNZ’s website, can be downloaded as a podcast http://tvnz.co.nz/media7/podcasts-2757335 and is available on YouTube.

There is also a Media7 FaceBook page for viewers to place their feedback and to learn more about the show and follow us on twitter @media7nz.

People wishing to attend the Media7 recording session and to be part of the audience should go to TVNZ TVC entrance in Hobson Street Auckland between 5.15 and 5.45 pm.

Thank you all for your support and special thanks also go to our supporters and colleagues within TVNZ who have worked so hard to make our show successful.

Media7 is on at 9.05pm Thursday on TVNZ 7.

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