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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Content Survey Live 2021: Lexicon News: Night 4.

 10 Week:

Just when you thought it was safe to turn off the content survey for another year, here we are again together for a second week, albeit one with a difference.

This, is the fourth night of Lexicon News.

The Ground Rules:

The ground rules, for the Lexicon News event, are taken from a promo, in 1987: that compared Seven's second attempt at 1hr news in Brisbane, with Nine's 1/2hr product that became dominant at the exact same time.
As it described:
"If you are watching a half-hour news, take out the weather, sport, opening music, hello's and goodbyes and the commercials, and you could only get about 12 minutes of real news each night."

Thus the ground rules for the Lexicon News challenge are for five nights:
-Time the length of the bulletin, from the moment the first story intro begins at 6, to the time the throw to sport begins, on both bulletins.
-Write down every story on the 1hr version, and compare with the half hour version to see how much content is removed.
-Subtract the BNE timing from the regional timing to get the amount of time lost to regional QLD viewers each night by simply trimming the BTQ news bulletin.
-Ultimately: add up all the figures, and come up with a final set of numbers at the end of the week.

Now, lets get stepping towards tonight's look at news you can use... that won't ultimately make the final cut.

We now can reveal the fourth night of results of the Lexicon News survey. These results were done very impractically, as it's consisting of a survey done in two parts: the Brisbane segment was done live, while the regional segment had to wait until Friday to get done.

Now, we have a chronological overview of the BTQ bulletin as it aired in Brisbane between the opener and sport. Stories shared with the regional cut, are marked in bold and red.

(Opener) Turning the first sod at Wellcamp quarantine facility, a desk live cross, border chaos after 2 week interstate hotel quarantine closure, a explanation at the desk, Potential cases at Palm Island: alongside interstate numbers, a live cross from South Bank, creative ways to do cross-border work, promo for story later in bulletin for a person trying to sneak into QLD via a car boot, Afghan story, Humpback rescue live cross from the GC, Tokyo Paralympics day 2, Paralympics medal tally, live cross to Burty for weather preview (end of segment 1)
(Start of Segment 2) Qantas hope for international restart, bushfire at the Spit on the Gold Coast, bushfire at Bundaberg, QLD racing identity, Gary "Jack" Duncan thanks paramedics and bystanders who saved his life at Doomben racecourse. (End of Segment 2)
(Start of Segment 3) Person trying to sneak into QLD using their car boot, Mexican naval helicopter crash, Scenic Rim farm gate trail. (End of Segment 3)
(Start of Segment 4) Fuelcast/Finance, Toll truckdriver strike for Friday, the issue of magpies and facemasks, do they increase the chances of attack, Singapore living with COVID, and a post-sport preview (intro to sport.)

The timing tonight in Brisbane added up to 30 minutes and 20secs.

We again watched the regional cut on Friday night, from a recording we prepared on standby: which we timed and added up to: 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

Therefore, Seven lexiconed from their Brisbane news hour a grand total of 21 minutes 50 seconds, with a total lexiconed so far this week of 84 minutes 20 seconds.

"I heard someone tried to lexicon their sleep. Trying to stack eight hours of sleep into just two while preparing to go on a business trip. No wonder he was falling asleep in the waiting room."

From Sage Antone on Youtube

See you real soon,  for another edition of Lexicon News (the grand finale for not just Lexicon News, but Content Survey Live for 2021)... taking news presentation to new lengths!

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