2022 Federal Election - Media Coverage

Discussion of coverage of the 2022 federal election to be held 21 May.

Election predicted to be called tomorrow.

We already have the usual slogans revealed from ABC (Australia Votes) and Nine (Australia Decides).

Nine News graphics

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Nine Election website.

ABC website

10 News tonight PVO predicted election to be called tomorrow.

Seven and Nine reports agree - Nine with vision of the GG returning to Canberra.

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As per previous years… expect Seven, Nine, ABC and SKY to break into programming tomorrow to televise the Prime ministers drive to Government House in Canberra.

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Is it confirmed for tomorrow?

Not officially.

Sky News “Australia Decides” graphic:


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Sky News election background:

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I don’t like that at all. It’s poorly designed and looks tacky. The large “1” looks shit.

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PM leaving Kirribilli House in Sydney shown on 3 breakfast programs. Later shown boarding plane to fly to Canberra.


Sunrise



Today


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The “1” in the sky news graphic does look odd… I get they’re suggesting it’s a numbered ballot paper. But it really doesn’t work

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Weekend Sunrise is now airing live across the country ahead of the federal election announcement:

EDIT: The AFL Sunday Footy Show will now air on 9Gem so the main channel can stay with rolling coverage of the election announcement. Guessing the same thing will probably happen with Sports Sunday & the NRL Sunday Footy Show in the northern states.

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Seven are following the PM’s car.

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Insiders finished at 10am, and then ABC went to rolling coverage of the “Election Announcement” - live and continuous. Offsiders and regular programming that follows is out.

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Nine running with news.

With the network’s crammed close together at the gates, you can see rival networks in the background of crosses.

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Not happy about this - shift the navel-gazing to ABC News, this is going to be a lot of filler to get a shot of a car entering a driveway :roll_eyes:

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ABC .

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When will The Sunday Footy show air?

Seven actually have a camera following the prime minster where Nine have a live shot of Parliament House.

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Seven persisting with the car chase.

Meanwhile on 10

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What is the point of this coverage? Just tell us when the election is called, we don’t need live footage of the traffic in Canberra.

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If no-one covers the trip to Yarralumla, did it actually happen?

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