Posts Tagged ‘Church and media’

New appointments for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has two new staff members – Kate Aduna and David McLoughlin, looking after administration and communications. Newly appointed Administrator, Kate, comes to the organisation after several years volunteering with her local Wellington Catholic primary school, having been at home with her daughter.  Previously she held a support role Read more

Father Felix Donnelly: commentator on human sexuality

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Father Felix Donnelly died in Auckland on Monday 26 August. He was Director of Religious Education for the Auckland Diocese 1962-1971. For 20 years Donnelly was a talkback host on Radio Pacific. Donnelly was a controversial commentator on issues in relation to human sexuality. His views were often seen to be in conflict with the Read more

Kiwi churches pray for the media

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Just under 1,000 churches offered a prayer for the people working in media at their services last Sunday. It’s an initiative organised by the Christian Broadcasting Association, an organisation that creates Christian-themed content for secular media – largely for talk radio stations like Newstalk ZB and RadioLIVE. The Media Prayer Day initiative has been endorsed Read more

TVNZ ends production of Praise Be after 30 years

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

TVNZ has quietly ceased production of 30-year-old local series Praise Be, New Zealand’s fourth longest-running TV show – and it happened more than a year ago. The last new episode of the Christian choral show actually screened in late 2015, while the 2016 season – funded to the tune of $388,000 by NZ On Air – consisted Read more

Samoa Church to continue funding TV

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Radio New Zealand reports the annual conference of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has decided to continue funding its EFKS television service. The station had incurred losses since its launch four years ago and the conference looked at a recommendation to either shut it down or lease it out. Read more and  also read Read more

Adventist TV available for free in all New Zealand homes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Seventh-day Adventist congregations across New Zealand have gathered to watch the debut of the local affiliate of church-owned Hope Channel on free-to-air television. Hope Channel New Zealand, as it is known, had been broadcasting via satellite on Freeview Satellite since September 2015. As of April 30, its broadcast was extended to the free-to-air platform. “This Read more

Fighting false balance in the media

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Margaret Sullivan now wears the public editor hat at The New York Times and with a recent ombudsman column took on a huge media problem: False balance aka false equivalency. False balance reports are those that appear fair because they have two sides, except that one side reflects neither knowledge nor a right to speak. Reports on Catholicism are especially vulnerable Read more