Discuss media coverage of the ongoing NSW and QLD bushfire situation
Assuming there’s no extra bulletins tonight because it’s a Friday?
Now is when The Latest on 7 should be going live.
Rolling coverage on ABC News now
As at 8pm AEDT/7pm AEST:
As you’d expect from a news channel.
Always find these threads a little bit uneasy especially being made whilst events are unfolding. Guess it’s a type of disaster porn.
Exactly my point @BigVic two appropriate threads already exist for coverage to this point.
I was watching the ad break during the Federation Cup match and Nine News provided breaking news on the NSW and QLD bushfires. It is confirmed that 2 people have been killed and more than 150 homes have been destroyed.
Peter Overton is presenting from Glen Inness this evening, Deb Knight is presenting extra coverage and the rest of the day’s news in the studio:
Michael Rowland and Mariam Saab are now taking over coverage on the news channel.
Seven & Nine Adelaide:
I have been watching the sky news coverage. I was impressed.
Jeremy Fernandez doing national ABC coverage from Rainbow Flat. Juanita Phillips hosting the NSW bulletin.
ABC News Channel simulcasting the NSW bulletin for the second night in a row.
Any plans for a Nine News bulletin after Star Wars?
I doubt they’d bother late at night on a Saturday (when almost nobody is watching). Plus The Last Crusade is a national ratings drawcard.
Seven’s decision is extremely late, wouldn’t be surprised if wrong promo PRGs/promos go to air tonight, depends how well they relayed into to NPC. They also have the advantage of having an established lat news service and Michael Usher who presents it already there for Seven’s weekend News Sydney.
Today Show on Nine also going live into Queensland tomorrow from 6am.
Seven have sent reporters and crews from Melbourne to help with their coverage.
Looks like WA got a modified 10 bulletin
10 always provide Perth it’s own local news ion weekends.
No national bulletins for 10 in Perth