General News Events - Coverage Discussion



Announcement from 7
Missed the start, but all it was, was a Sydney titlecard with News Flash

Ticker on Channel 9


7 perth live to London with Hugh Whitfield


Seven had a crawler on 7mate (the generic network one, as seen during The Chase and other breaking news), which looked odd.


Various coverage tonight


Some ABC coverage



Does anyone know if the George Pell media blockage succeeded yesterday in court?


Sounds like it - a brief report on Nine last night suggested things that “can’t be discussed due to legal issues”.


The prosecution are obviously worried about something. Perhaps a witness will not testify if things will be discussed in the media.


Apart from all the reporting on the Royal Wedding, I think the most overused phrase this week has been “the power of Mother Nature” when describing the Hawaiian volcanic eruption.


Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018



Mr Thomas Edmund GLEISNER, Vic
For distinguished service to the media and television industries as a writer, producer, actor and presenter, to children living with cancer, and as a supporter of young people with autism spectrum disorders.


Mr Glenn A BAKER, Winmalee NSW 2777
For significant service to the entertainment industry through promoting, preserving and documenting popular music culture.

Mr Christopher John FREELAND, Paddington NSW 2021
For significant service to the arts in New South Wales particularly to the film industry, to business education, and to the community.

Mr Robert Norman GOTTLIEBSEN, Strathmore Vic 3041
For significant service to the print media as a journalist, editor and business analyst, and to education through school governance roles.

Ms Jane Ward SMITH, Black Hill Vic 3350
For significant service to the broadcast media industry, particularly to film and television, through administrative roles, and to the community.


Mr Gordon Edward BENNETT, Sherbrooke Vic 3789
For service to the television broadcast industry, and to the community. (Seven Melbourne)

Mr Arthur Stafford BRADLEY, Temora NSW 2666
For service to the print media, and to the community of Temora.

Mr Philip Stuart BRADY, Kew Vic 3101
For service to the broadcast media industry.

Mr Robert Kinleside CRAWFORD, Hampton Vic 3188
For service to the performing and visual arts, and as an author.

Mr Frederick KENYON, Turramurra NSW 2074
For service to the television broadcast industry.

Mr Scott Victor LEVI, Gosford NSW 2250
For service to the broadcast media industry, and to the community. (ABC Radio Central Coast)

Ms Alison Lempriere NISSELLE, Sandringham Vic 3191
For service to the film and television industry.

Mr Steven William PRICE, Townsville Qld 4810
For service to the broadcast media, and to the community of Townsville. (4TO)

Mr Moshe Rafael ROSENZVEIG, Bronte NSW 2024
For service to the visual arts, particularly to photography.

Mr Barry Matthew SHINE, Forbes NSW 2871
For service to the print media.

Mr Barton John SINCLAIR, New Farm Qld 4005
For service to horse racing. (Presenter/reporter TVQ, BTQ, 4BC etc)

Ms Anne Shirley WILLS, Adelaide SA 5000
For service to the broadcast media in South Australia. (Holds the record for the most number of Logie Awards won - 19 awards.)

Have You Been Paying Attention?

Also Chong Lim, music director and composer for shows including Dancing With The Stars and TV Week Logie Awards.

Mr Chong Voon LIM
Richmond Vic 3121
For significant service to the performing arts as a
musician, composer, producer and musical director, and to
the community.


Not sure which thread is the best one to talk about NSW State Budget coverage, but I’m going to run with it here.

The ABC’s 12pm bulletin only had a live cross as their initial coverage:

The coverage wasn’t bad, but I think Nine News managed to do better by having proper overview graphics (which the ABC was lacking):


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have welcomed a baby girl, weighing in at 3.31kg and delivered at 4:45pm local time.

A brief report was made on Newshub Live at 6pm tonight, followed by a live cross to Tova O’Brien outside Auckland City Hospital. Tova also made an appearance on Sunrise this morning.




1 News came back from an ad break to break the news…and left the coffee/water cup on the desk.



Was surprised they referenced her as a newshub reporter and on screen, they could have said “The Project NZ correspondent” given she has holding one of their mic flags which I assume is for the NZ version of the show.


Yeah, slightly odd. Tova did crosses for both Newshub at Six and The Project NZ in her position as Newshub Political Editor.