ABC News: Coronavirus coverage guide
"The ABC is committed to providing a service all Australians can access and rely on, no matter what.”
ABC News has outlined its comprehensive coverage of news and information during the coronavirus crisis.
“Getting reliable information is vital for people,” said Gaven Morris, Director of ABC News. “As the national public media organisation, the ABC is committed to providing a service all Australians can access and rely on, no matter what.”
Audiences can keep up-to-date whenever and wherever they are, on their platform of choice.
Continuous News on ABC TV, Radio and online
ABC NEWS Channel and ABC NewsRadio provide continuous coverage 24 hours a day with the latest local and international news.
Visit ABC NEWS online for up-to-date reports at the dedicated coronavirus destination at abc.net.au/coronavirus
Download the ABC NEWS app for breaking news alerts and receive updates through the ABC NEWS Facebook Messenger bot.
News Breakfast and 7pm News
Audiences can begin their day with News Breakfast and end their day with 7PM News to receive the latest.
News and Current Affairs
ABC’s 7.30 is taking an in-depth look as issues come to light and Q+A provides a platform for audiences to ask the questions that are on their mind.
Award-winning current affairs programs Australian Story, Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent take audiences further into the crisis with exclusive interviews, gripping accounts from people on the frontlines of this emergency and moving personal stories.
Live radio and on-demand podcast
Listen to Coronacast with health expert Dr Norman Swan, a podcast that answers your questions about coronavirus or COVID-19 and breaks down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic.
You can also hear the latest news bulletins, and stay up to date with ABC NewsRadio and ABC Podcasts on the ABC listen app.
International audiences are also turning to the ABC for information about Covid-19.
ABC International shares ABC NEWS to audiences overseas with ABC Australia television in 40 territories across Asia and the Pacific, ABC Radio Australia across the Pacific, and multiple digital touchpoints including ABC Australia iview.
Our team of Chinese and Indonesian journalists are translating key coronavirus updates into simplified Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian every day, plus producing original content to tell the story of how different communities are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
We’re also working keep our Pacific audiences updated daily via Radio Australia and Facebook, particularly with the in-language Wantok program on-air and at www.abc.net.au/news/tok-pisin
News for younger audiences
Behind The News will continue to deliver age-appropriate news to young audiences through its daily and weekly TV programs, Newsbreak and BTN Classroom.
BTN will be expanding its network of Rookie Reporters delivering news, views and opinions via mobile video. This means that even if kids are working remotely or in isolation they will still have a voice in our news.
Behind The News is ramping up its vital education offering to make sure parents and teachers have plenty of trusted, quality video content mapped to the Australian curriculum. Parents will also be able to access BTN’s teaching resources and lesson plans in the “Teachers” section of the BTN website.