Journalism

Feb 18, 2014

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?

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

It’s been done with little fanfare, but for a couple of weeks now, both Channel Nine and Seven have significantly upped the hours of news they’re beaming into Australian homes.

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6 thoughts on “More news, better informed? The bloated TV news battle

  1. klewso

    Is this new format cheaper?

  2. zut alors

    Stories about changes of personnnel at TV networks or details of their programming strategies do not warrant the scrutiny Crikey seems to be affording them of late. At best these reports deserve a couple of lines under the ‘Media Briefs’ section. At best.

    What’s going on, Crikey? It’s not as though it’s a slow news day. And even if it was, your readers don’t deserve this type of irrelevant filler.

  3. ianjohnno

    I’m with you, Zut. Channels who?

  4. Dogs breakfast

    Commercial news!!! Honestly, no-one interested in real news would bother with these pretend news services.

    The much over-used craze in news, cutting to some poor dinkus standing outside a shopping centre/court house/car park/pub because only someone standing outside the actual venue could bring you news, is so pathetic as to leave me cringing.

    Over to you Mark (how many of them are name Mark?)

    Imagine putting news on with an emphasis on story gathering rather than story following.

    Even ABC news is an often pointless venture.

    Only SBS is worth the effort of tuning in these days, and I must commend the Project on Channel 10. It may not be completely a news service, but at least it is trying something different.

    Perhaps if I was more succinct I would just agree with zut!

  5. AR

    News?! On commercial TV? Surely they jest!

  6. graybul

    An honest comment . . “People watch the News. It’s pretty safe stuff.”
    Rupert rules. . . Nuff said!!

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