RNZ and TVNZ buildings

NZ: New public media in doubt

There are fears that the creation of a new public media entity is in doubt after the resignation of Jacinda Ardern.

RNZ CEO and PMA President, Paul Thompson, addressing public media leaders at the PBI conference in Tokyo in November 2022.

ANZPM: Public media “for a volatile world”

New Zealand's new public media entity, the ANZPM, is designed to meet the challenges of a "volatile world", from misinformation to big tech.

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

PMA makes submission on New Zealand’s new public media entity

In our submission to the New Zealand Government, we outline our concerns with the legislation which would establish the new entity.

Media Uncovered

Media: Uncovered – “What is the future of public media?”

In the second episode of our podcast, we explore the pressures facing public media organisations worldwide and ask what their future is.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson: media merger a ‘watershed’

The new media merger is a "watershed" moment for New Zealand public media, to be set up for the future, says RNZ CEO Paul Thompson.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand to establish new giant public media entity

The New Zealand government has announced details of the new public media entity, which will see the merger of RNZ and TVNZ.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Public media in 2021: The cornerstone of sustainable media

Strong and independent public media are more important than ever, as the past year has shown.

RNZ Paul Thompson

In the tough world of media disruption, public media must shape their own destiny

PMA President and RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, calls on public service media organisations to be bold and ingenious to ensure their ongoing relevance in the world of media disruption.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Insight | The struggle for media pluralism

In this op-ed, RNZ CEO Paul Thompson highlights the struggle for pluralism in New Zealand and the need for strong independent public media.

New Zealand’s news media entered uncharted territory on March 15

Radio New Zealand CEO, Paul Thompson, reflects on the way news media are coping with the complexity and enormity of telling the story of the March 15 atrocity in Christchurch and its aftermath.