Nine News Content and Appearance

I think that’s just her presenting style after watching some videos of her on 10 News also.

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Great bulletin.

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Do they still use the old ‘Darwin’ flags?

The 5PM opener is really good. Wouldn’t mind the other states going for that style.
6PM handover needs work.
She’s a great presenter though. Shame on 10.

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The “handover” from 5pm to 6pm wouldn’t work in the eastern states because you have regional and Gold Coast bulletins prior to 6pm - so it would look clunky for them.

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Ratings - “a work in progress”!

The scripting of the handover is Very clunky. IMO it should just be “That’s the News this hour. Nine News at 6 with Michael Thompson starts Now.” or I would even consider having the weather presenter end it with “That’s the news at 5. Nine news at 6 Starts Now”

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Yeah, I was hoping it was going to be more like this handover between Nine News Now and the 4pm News from @SouthCoastTV :

I’d go with:

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I think that’s too wordy.
A simple “That’s 9News for this hour, the 6pm News with Michael Thompson starts now” 6pm opener starts

I personally don’t like the handover currently, 6pm is the flagship bulletin and shouldn’t be transitioned in. It should start as a stand alone.

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Probably just a throw to the ad break and then return as a seperate bulletin like here:

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Not sure if 9 Sydney/Brisbane do these 3:50ishpm Updates?

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Brisbane has regular updates/promos at 3:50 pm

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Oh, I agree about the two separate bulletins. But, if they are going to persist with having both the 5pm and 6pm presenters in the closing shot, neither the cold Adelaide close nor the clunky Perth handover works.

I’d probably go with something like…

You get the idea. Obviously the same would be done in Adelaide, just with the relevant presenter names.

Of course if 5pm bulletins ever make it to the East Coast, Nine would likely have to do a pre-recorded version at 5.30pm for the regions and perhaps even a generic version of the 5pm/6pm handover in NSW (because you know…the 6pm news isn’t branded as “Nine News” in a good chunk of the state) but we’ll cross that bridge if and when we come to it.

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The handover should just be Monika saying “ready…steady…GO!” to that camera.

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Perhaps they could have Monika close the bulletin, farewell viewers and then go straight to a preview of that night’s A Current Affair episode, and then cut to Michael Thomson beginning the 6pm bulletin?

Monika: And that’s Nine News at Five for this Tuesday. I’m Monika Kos, thanks for your company.

Closer music

(Preview of tonight’s A Current Affair)

Nine News at 6pm starts

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I don’t get why it has to be so complicated? The more things you throw in there the more time people have a chance to change over to Seven. Short and sweet is how it should be.

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They should have a false floor behind the news desk, Monika gets lowered down and at the same time Michael gets raised up from below to take over :grin:

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Yes. It shall be called the ritualistic newsroom presenter restructure archetype. And will be a several thousand dollar investment.

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oh no no, that give viewers a chance to flick to 7. that’s not what they want.

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