Learn about Emily Minney, one of our journalists covering the 2022 Federal Election for community radio.

Amy Leiper, 20th May 2022
With the federal election only hours away, we wanted to introduce you to Emily Minney, one of our political correspondents covering CRN's Live 2022 Federal Election for community radio. She is a former National Radio News' (NRN) cadets and a rising star in the world of journalism, having graduated earlier this month from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelors of Communication. 

Emily is now preparing for her role as political correspondent for NRN to cover the Labor party room. On election night, shey will be filing stories, doing live crosses, interviewing current shadow cabinet ministers, and covering the response as the ballot boxes are counted.

Emily has been involved with NRN for almost two years, first starting as a student cadet and now working as a full-time journalist. She says she chose to study communication at CSU because of its on-campus newsroom and reputation in the media industry.

“Learning about the opportunity to work in an on-campus newsroom played a huge role in my decision to study at CSU. And the chance to play a key role in this year’s federal election coverage wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t been offered a student cadetship at National Radio News”

NRN News Director Frank Bonaccorso said “None of us at National Radio News are in any way surprised at Emily’s call up. Throughout her cadetship she has displayed a quiet tenacity, perseverance and determination to succeed and excel. Emily has developed an intricate understanding of the mechanics of broadcast news to the point where she, herself, is playing an instrumental role in nurturing our 2022 newsroom interns. All this with her trademark quiet determination and application. Emily has been a valuable asset to NRN and her hard work is now being rewarded in spades!”

Emily said she is excited for the opportunity to report on biggest political event of the year.

“Being a political reporter is where I want my career to go and this is an amazing foot in the door. I'm so thankful for this opportunity.”

The CBAA broadcast will be anchored by the news director of National Radio News, Frank Bonaccorso, along with journalist Julie Macken from The Five Minute Advocate.

Partnering with university student publication Junction Journalism, of which CSU is a contributor, they will talk with a range of experts and commentators to discuss policies and how they will impact different areas around Australia.

The CBAA’s Election 2022 coverage will be broadcast live from 7pm to 11pm over Community Radio Network via satellite. If you would like to learn more about how to get access to this coverage, contact [email protected] or call 9310 2999.

NRN is the community broadcasting sector's national radio news service produced at Charles Sturt University's Bathurst campus in partnership with CBAA.

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