Malcolm Turnbull’s memoir is cutting into coronavirus media coverage

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 21 April 2020

The release of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s memoir has cut into the volume of coverage of the coronavirus, according to analysis by real-time media monitoring group Streem.

Turnbull has been the subject of more media items in the past five days than any current government minister, other than prime minister Scott Morrison, and is way ahead of opposition leader Anthony Albanese.

Coronavirus in the media fell to its lowest point in four weeks on the day Turnbull’s book, A Bigger Picture, was made available to journalists.

Coronavirus was being mentioned in more than 80% of all stories published on some days in March. On April 7, the day the High Court upheld cardinal George Pell’s appeal, that rate fell to 70%. 


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