24 December 2020
The wildfire that was 2020 for NZ media, reviewed
The pandemic put unbearable pressure on New Zealand’s media this year, but also saw it gain larger and more engaged audiences than ever before. In a year-ending monopod, Duncan Greive wraps his head around what it all means.
22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
4 December 2020
Turning words into action, with Laura O’Connell Rapira
The outgoing director of grassroots community campaigning organisation ActionStation joins Duncan Greive to talk about a busy few years in the job.
23 November 2020
The boss of all rugby, with Mark Robinson
NZ Rugby is in a fascinating situation at the moment, with some big calls to be made over the coming years. The man in charge of making them joins Duncan Greive on this week’s episode of The Fold.
6 November 2020
Media, money and the government, with Bernard Hickey
This week on The Fold, journalist Bernard Hickey joins host Duncan Greive for a wide-ranging chat about the challenges faced by New Zealand media and why he’s launched a new subscription-only daily email.
23 October 2020
Melodie Robinson on the future of NZ sports broadcasting
From winning two world cups with the Black Ferns to heading up TVNZ’s sports and events department, Melodie Robinson’s career has been one full of remarkable firsts. She joins host Duncan Greive to talk about it on this week’s episode of The Fold.
16 October 2020
A newcomer’s view from the press gallery, with Justin Giovannetti
The Spinoff’s new(ish) political editor Justin Giovannetti joins Duncan Greive to share his impressions from a hectic first six months on the job – and in New Zealand.
9 October 2020
Sido Kitchin is launching not one but four new magazine titles this year
Former NZ Women’s Weekly editor Sido Kitchin joins The Fold’s Duncan Greive to talk about starting School Road Publishing and launching a whole new stable of magazines following the collapse of Bauer Media.
18 September 2020
Where are the Audiences? with NZ On Air’s Cameron Harland
The Fold host Duncan Greive speaks to NZ On Air’s new chief executive Cameron Harland about his first six months in the job and the findings of the recent Where Are the Audiences? report.
4 September 2020
The most eye-opening bits from NZ On Air’s new Where are the Audiences? report
Christmas has arrived early for The Fold host Duncan Greive – this week NZ On Air released Where are the Audiences?, a biannual survey of audience behaviour in New Zealand media.The report is unique in the way it attempts to measure the behaviour of such a diverse set of audiences across all media consumption. This […]
27 August 2020
How The Bulletin gets made, with Alex Braae
The man behind The Spinoff’s popular morning newsletter joins Duncan Greive to reveal the secrets of how he manages to consume so much news.Most days Alex Braae starts work at approximately the same time as a dairy farmer. But instead of hopping on a quad bike to go and milk a shed full of cows, […]
6 July 2020
Gaurav Sharma on the communities NZ’s media doesn’t serve
The associate editor of The Indian News joins host Duncan Greive to discuss his belief that New Zealand’s media ignores the quarter of our population not born here – and why both parties lose as a result.I first met Gaurav Sharma in the aftermath of March 15. New Zealand and the world has gone through […]
24 June 2020
Stuff’s CEO and owner Sinead Boucher on how she bought the company for $1
It will justifiably be lost the tumult of Covid-19, but the chaotic couple of weeks which finally saw the end of the Stuff-NZME saga were riveting and strange, replete with stock exchange announcements, legal challenges and finally the acquisition of New Zealand’s mosy-viewed news platform by its CEO for just $1.Six months after she appeared […]
8 May 2020
Bailey Mackey takes Māori storytelling to the world
He started as a journalist, became a producer, and is now one of NZ’s most successful TV creators. Bailey Mackey joins Duncan Greive on The Fold.This month’s episode of The Fold, The Spinoff’s media podcast, features host Duncan Greive in conversation with Bailey Mackey, a TV producer with one of the most interesting CVs in […]
27 March 2020
How will Covid-19 impact NZ’s TV, radio and online news?
The Fold podcast returns for March into a media world transformed by the impact of Covid-19. Host Duncan Greive records a monopod to assess its impact.In last month’s edition of this podcast, The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire and I discussed RNZ’s Concert debacle. At the time, it was the biggest story in media; now it […]
23 February 2020
RNZ special: Toby Manhire on the Concert fiasco, the case for a youth channel and the TVNZ maybe-merger
The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire joins Duncan Greive to discuss the RNZ Concert saga, the potential merger with TVNZ and Winston Peters’ new photography hobby on this month’s episode of The Fold.Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, RSS or via your favourite podcast provider.
26 January 2020
Exit interview: Newshub’s Hal Crawford on Weldon, Paul Henry and the truth about TV ratings
In episode two of The Spinoff newish media podcast The Fold, host Duncan Greive conducts an exit interview with Hal Crawford, the departing head of Newshub.
Hal Crawford landed into a TV3 newsroom in crisis in 2016, just after Campbell Live…
27 November 2019
Sinead Boucher on reinventing Stuff – and why they are conscientious objectors to Facebook
Host Duncan Greive is joined by Stuff CEO Sinead Boucher to discuss the media monster’s growth from an experimental website, to its queasy peak and the current more purpose-driven iteration. Along the way she revealed a number of fascinating insig…