Wednesday, May 22nd
Cheating Photo Journalists, Maori TV
and Sir Max Hastings.
Modern digital technology is generally
regarded as the 21st Century boon… a transforming force enriching
our daily lives, the way we do business and even defining our personal place in
It is widely seen as an engine driving
civilization into a new era of prosperity.
But like all innovations the digital
age has a down side.
It has facilitated anti-social
It has encouraged cheating and
plagiarism, with its easy access to a vast wealth of intellectual property and
its ability to be harnessed to dishonest uses.
Now we have yet another modern scandal,
with the World Press Photograph of the Year winner being questioned after it
was revealed that the award-winning image was digitally manipulated.
“Doctoring” photos isn’t exactly new…
In the old days many pictures were chemically enhanced in the darkroom and
photographs were re-touched to improve the published image.
On Media 3 this week we ask if it was
ever true, “that the camera never lies” and, if so, what is wrong with the
practice of digital- manipulation?
Russell Brown also has an interview
with the renowned British newspaper Editor Sir Max Hastings who at one time
guided the destiny of The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.
Hastings has been described as “the military historian of
the century” with more than a score of publications covering topics as diverse
as the Falklands War, the Battle of Britain and the struggle for civil rights
Retiring Maori Television Chief
Executive Jim Mather also joins Russell Brown to discuss his role over the past
Mather is widely regarded as the man
who rescued MTS after a string of initial disasters.
As he leaves to take up a new role in
tertiary education, Jim Mather can look back on a solid record of achievement
in an organization that has become by default the closest thing New Zealand has
to a public service television broadcaster.
Media3 is broadcast on
TV3 on Wednesday nights, around 11.30pm after Nightline and is replayed at
10.25 Saturday mornings.
It is also available on
We record on Tuesdays at
Auckland’s Villa Dalmacjia.
We'd love to have you
along to join our audience and to watch the show at 10 New North Road, Eden
Terrace, Auckland, at 5.30pm on Tuesday