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More news, better informed? The bloated TV news battle

For a couple of weeks now, both Nine and Seven have significantly upped the hours of news they’re beaming into Australian homes. Why are they doing it, and what exactly are audiences getting?

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Trust in media: ABC still leads, Telegraph takes a hit

Few media have fared well in voters’ trust in 2013, but some outlets have fared much worse than others. News Corp’s The Daily Telegraph remains Australia’s least-trusted news outlet.

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Commercial TV ahead in political news but ABC trusted more

The ABC is the most trusted source of political news for voters, but they rely more heavily on commercial television and newspapers, and younger voters appear tuned out.

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Our trust in media: ABC still leads as commercial media struggle

Our commercial media have struggled to regain trust with Australians, while the ABC remains far ahead.

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Conroy sets the scene for new round of media consolidation

The government has opened up the television industry to a major round of consolidation as it responds to the Convergence Review. Broadcasters should be thrilled, reckon Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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The day Free TV Australia didn’t like a bit of free speech

Last week Free TV Australia banned an advertisement calling for euthanasia reform made by Exit International on the basis that ad “promoted suicide”. In fact, the ad contrasts the strong levels of public support for euthanasia with its lack of support by the government.

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The networks’ latest lineup is all about fantasy

Doctors and a bit of fantasy dominate the programs picked up by Australia’s three commercial networks for later in the year and 2010.

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Viewers not happy with commercial TV: ABC poll

Australians seem to be going off commercial TV, according to a poll conducted by the ABC, writes Glenn Dyer.

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The Daily Verdict: Day 10 and pictures prove important

To be a really big story on television you need to have pictures. That just talking heads are considered boring was perfectly illustrated last night on Melbourne’s commercial television news, writes Richard Farmer.

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The Daily Verdict: Day 5 and Liberal HQ take a bow

Yesterday showed all the signs of great planning. Months ago someone started a very clever email campaign on the theme of trade union domination of the Labor Party front bench. I assume, but do not know, that the Liberal Party machine was behind it but they cleverly kept their stamp off it.

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Election date is waiting on Australia Post

If you believe in the power of advertising you will realise why there is absolutely no chance of Prime Minister John Howard calling an election for two or three weeks yet.

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