As the media complains, change is taking place on the street

The media believe the elections are decided by its coverage. But the traditional campaign could have a decisive impact on election day.

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We’re in the regular campaign battle over leaders’ debates, but this time its gist is: who can ask the questions around here?

In claiming bragging rights over the May 8 debate, Nine news and current affairs editor Darren Wick was clear: yes – they would be “three of the most experienced journalists in the country” who would “question the two would-be prime ministers.”

It is part of the Weekend at Bernie’s This time the flavor of election news, as Australian journalists work hard to keep the claim alive that it is their daily media reports that make a campaign important.

Read more about Crikey’s coverage of the 2022 federal election.

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