This week Spin Cycle welcomes The Age State Political Reporter, Sumeyya Illanbey to the studio to talk about the machinations of covering the November 24 Victorian state election. What do news rooms choose to focus on and what do they leave out? We also chat about the results of the Alex Jones Sandy Hook trials, the inquiry into the Queensland Police Force and why the media love hounding politicians over election promises.
About this program
We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.