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HELP KEEP WIN TV CANBERRA REGION NEWS LOCAL – WIN TV Petition

By Tuggeranong_Community_Council - 18 July 2013 12

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has launched an online petition calling on WIN TV management to reverse its decision to downgrade its Canberra and region news service.

The TCC is encouraging all residents in the Canberra Region WIN TV viewing area to sign the petition (link below) and to circulate it to family and friends via email and online social media. The petition calls on WIN TV management to reinstate its Canberra based produced and presented local news service and to assure Canberra and regional viewers their local news service will be retained.

The TCC and many other Canberra community organisations and leaders believe the actions of WIN TV management will have a negative impact on local news gathering, local news coverage and the overall quality of local news and information in the Canberra WIN TV viewing area.

The TCC believes WIN TV’s actions will also discourage the training and development of future young journalists who enter the field after years of study for a communications degree. The TCC is concerned this is just the first step and eventually WIN TV will reduce the number of journalists employed in its Canberra newsroom with all Canberra region news written and presented from Wollongong or elsewhere.

Click on the following links to add your name to the Tuggeranong Community Council’s petition calling on WIN TV management to reinstate its Canberra Region Produced and Presented local news service. www.tuggcc.com Or visithttp://www.gopetition.com/petitions/restore-win-tv-canberra-produced-and-presented-local-news.html

Tuggeranong Community Council

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HELP KEEP WIN TV CANBERRA REGION NEWS LOCAL – WIN TV Petition
nsn 9:47 am 19 Jul 13

c_c™ said :

JC said :

Want a good half hour news with local content look no fruther than the ABC.

A bad combination of little local content, and on too late to be relevant. There’s a reason it rates so low in Canberra, it doesn’t even make the top rankings list.

Does local news lose its relevance at some point between 6.30pm and 7pm?

As for ‘little local content’, it’s true, the ABC news won’t have the same amount of detail about fetes and school sports carnivals as the WIN ‘news’. Some of us would argue that is a good thing.

BimboGeek 7:24 am 19 Jul 13

This has been covered. They advertised for a Canberra news director. They didn’t find one. They went to plan B.

Unless you have some good journalist who isn’t embarrassed to be on WIN I’d say you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Pork Hunt 9:59 pm 18 Jul 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

If retaining the local news prevents WIN from upgrading the Friday night football to HD, then I vote to get rid of the news. I am sick of seeing a prime time presentation in this day and age coming through in normal definition, when almost everything else is already to higher digital standards. WIN has dropped the ball.

+1. I sent them an email suggesting that Ugandan TV would have better picture quality than their footy coverage. When the Friday night matches are replayed on Fox, they are in HD. F#%ks me.

JC 9:37 pm 18 Jul 13

c_c™ said :

A bad combination of little local content, and on too late to be relevant. There’s a reason it rates so low in Canberra, it doesn’t even make the top rankings list.

Why on earth does Canberra and the region need a dedicated 30 minute news bulletin?

I mean to so not even the capital cities have a 30 minute dedicated news. They have 30 (or 1 hour on 10) of local, national and international news. If you want to know what the old busy body down the road is doing read the Canberra Times, The Riotact or the Chronical.

As for the ABC I believe the mix is spot on and don’t think any lack in ratings in indicative of the quality. It’s not like the WIN Canberra news is rating its arse off either, though the Sydney news does ok.

c_c™ 6:20 pm 18 Jul 13

JC said :

They still have the same stories, same reporters

Not quite, three of of the current reporters are on temporary transfer from other Win News rooms, at two from Qld.

The question is mark is what they’ll do longer term in terms of hiring local staff and that’s something to campaign about.

JC said :

Want a good half hour news with local content look no fruther than the ABC.

A bad combination of little local content, and on too late to be relevant. There’s a reason it rates so low in Canberra, it doesn’t even make the top rankings list.

johnboy 6:08 pm 18 Jul 13

If an anchor team in one studio can bang out three local bulletins that’s probably a better use of resources that three studios with three anchor teams.

On the other hand it’s completely useless for this thing we like to call “news”.

wildturkeycanoe 5:58 pm 18 Jul 13

If retaining the local news prevents WIN from upgrading the Friday night football to HD, then I vote to get rid of the news. I am sick of seeing a prime time presentation in this day and age coming through in normal definition, when almost everything else is already to higher digital standards. WIN has dropped the ball.

JC 5:46 pm 18 Jul 13

How the hell is it a downgrade of the news? They still have the same stories, same reporters and same shit, just being read from elsewhere. Certainly much better than Prime and Southern Cross do.

As for the argument about discouraging journalists what a joke. They still have so called journo’s out doing the news stories, the only thing different are the presenters. Having said that the journo’s on WIN news look to me to be either amateur for work experience kids anyway. Never seen such a boring 30 minutes of news. I also find it odd that even on a Tuesday they are doing stories on who won the local football games the weekend before.

Want a good half hour news with local content look no fruther than the ABC.

tonkatuff82 4:56 pm 18 Jul 13

The TCC… is that like the Jerrabomberra Rifle… er Resident’s Association or whatever it’s called?
Let it die like all ridiculous things should

Rollersk8r 4:51 pm 18 Jul 13

Did anyone else notice the WIN news update during Origin last night? Was absolutely hilarious. The headline was something like “Someone’s made a large cabinet, it’s got lots of drawers, and it’s worth over a million dollars!” WTF!!?!

Reprobate 4:30 pm 18 Jul 13

Yawn. If you need to see vision of the 2 or 3 Canberra stories worthy of making a grown-up news bulletin plus local weather without 15 minutes of filler and 9 minutes of ads, try the ABC TV bulletin.

c_c™ 4:21 pm 18 Jul 13

Let’s be honest, the TCC is just paranoid they’ll loose one of the few organisations in town that actually thinks the TCC is at all a legitimate institution, rather than the reality that it’s a small self anointed narcissists.

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