Drinking Problem: The ‘Drink It, Quit It’ campaign is hitting the media in Australia

When you’re the top story of the day in your local media outlet, that’s a great feeling.

But as it turns out, the media is often a pretty lousy barometer of what’s happening in your country.

What does the news media do when it comes to drinking?

We asked journalists in Australia’s three major media markets what they thought the media was doing.

Here’s what they said. 

“No, it’s not a news story”The ABC and SBS have made the point in the past that they don’t want to be perceived as promoting drinking.

So how much coverage do they get from the media when it does?

“Not a lot,” journalist Dan O’Sullivan said.

“It’s not something that they’d say they’re going to put on the front page.”

“It’s really hard to tell the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ news coverage,” journalist David Suckling said.

“[But] if it’s good news coverage it’s a good story.”

“We don’t really see the distinction between ‘bad news’ and a ‘good news story’,” he said.ABC News national correspondent Tim Harford said the ABC had not received a lot of attention for their coverage of the national drinking problem.

“We’re not doing a lot in terms of reporting on drinking problems,” he said, pointing to the fact that the ABC is not covering the issue.

“But we’re doing some really good reporting on it and we are reporting it to the community.”

“You know, we are in the public eye and you know, that can be an important part of that,” he added. 

ABC News reporter and editor-in-chief Tim Harfords response to this: “The only reason why you would see the ABC covering drinking in the media right now is because of a couple of things.

One is that we’re in the middle of a national debate on alcohol, and that’s why it’s important that we are able to tell that story.”

Secondly, we want to keep our focus on the stories that matter to the Australian people, which is the ABC, ABC News and SBC, and those stories are very important.””

So, no, it is not a News story.” 

“The ABC is really focused on it. “

If you look at what’s happened in the last three years, you’ll see that a lot has happened over that time,” he told us.

“The ABC is really focused on it.

We have very strong newsroom policies on what we cover and what we don’t cover.”

It doesn’t really make a difference to the news that we have coverage of, other than it’s something that we cover a lot.” 

Sydney Morning Herald journalist and Managing Editor Tim Harrill agreed that the media had a lot to answer for. “

I would say, really, that we don’st get a lot from the Australian press,” he explained. 

Sydney Morning Herald journalist and Managing Editor Tim Harrill agreed that the media had a lot to answer for.

“You can’t just sit back and say that’s the case,” he admitted.

“There are lots of things that can go wrong when you have a large number of people drinking and a large amount of people who don’t drink, and a lot that goes wrong when a lot more people don’t use a lot safer drinking behaviour.”

“And it’s also important to recognise that there are many people who drink more than they should and a very large number who don�t, so we’re trying to understand why that is,” he concluded. 

The ABC’s Tim Harbord: What’s going on?

“I think we are focusing on the fact the public is seeing more of a focus on people getting out of control, and what that’s all about.”

“The media needs to be able to look at the data on alcohol and alcohol-related harm in our society and understand the impacts of those things on people,” Harrord said.

ABC journalist Tim Harry: Is it good news?

“It depends on the headline and it depends on what it’s reporting.”

“If it’s about drinking in Australia and it’s all good news, that is a good thing,” he continued.

“If the headline is, ‘You’ve got to be drinking’, then it doesn’t make a huge difference.” 

The Australian Financial Review’s Dan Ollison: Are you getting more coverage?

“Yes, we do have a good relationship with the ABC.

We do do a lot. We cover