NewsCorp Australia mobilises political journo crewBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 11:24am
NewsCorp Australia has marshalled its political reporting team for in-depth coverage of the upcoming federal elections.
The consortium stated that each politics reporter handling the newspaper mastheads from metro to community level, News.com.au, Storyful, and SKY News, are committed to the endeavour.
These include The Daily Telegraph’s Anna Caldwell and Sheradyn Holderhead, Melbourne Herald Sun’s James Campbell, The Courier-Mail’s Renee Viellaris and The Adelaide Advertiser’s Jade Gailberger and Matt Smith.
Health correspondent Sue Dunlevy, political reporter Claire Bickers, senior writer Paul Toohey, cost of living editor John Rolfe and personal finance experts Sophie Elsworth and Anthony Keane are also tagging in with discussions on the elections’ effect on their fields. SKY News hosts Peta Credlin, David Speers, and Paul Murray will even write op-eds for metro and regional papers.
A multichannel campaign called Truth Builds Trust is also being angled to further bring to the voting public the most important issues they want their candidates to address if elected into office. The tempo will build up gradually until voting day on 18 May 2019.
“The breadth, depth and reach of NewsCorp Australia mastheads, digital and broadcast assets will give readers a complete view of the federal election,” said NewsCorp Australia editorial board chairman Peter Blunden.
“We’re telling the stories that not only inform our readers about what the parties and leaders are doing but also what these policies and announcements mean for them in the short and long term. There’s no doubt Australians’ appetite for political news will be ever growing in the lead up to the election, and people can keep up to date with coverage and analysis in our newspapers, on TV, or on the device of their choice, while they’re at home, at work or while they’re out and about.”
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