The World’s Media Responds To The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

The World’s Media Responds To The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

    The media world has joined together to mourn the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, after news of her passing broke overnight.

    The Queen’s death was announced at 6:30pm local time (3:30am AEST) in an official statement from Buckingham palace, with mourners quickly rushing to the site to pay their respects.

    Newspaper outlets across the UK, US and Australia have quickly moved to acknowledge the Queen’s passing, with front pages collectively showing her face and many including celebrations of her life and achievements within the publications.

    British outlets have included titles such as “Farewell Ma’am” (Cambridge News), “A Life in Service” (The Times) and “Thank You” (Daily Mirror).

    Within the media industry, Sir Martin Sorrell wrote a heartfelt tribute on LinkedIn saying: “The Queen was a constant in my life and my family’s life from my first memory. I can remember watching her Coronation on our flickering black and white TV aged 8 in 1953. Our thoughts and prayers are with King Charles III and the Royal Family.”

    dentsu also reached out on socials, stating: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. We are thankful for her 70 years of service and extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.”

    British radios will be halting regular service to cover the news and play a non-offensive selection of music, while TV will cancel most normal broadcasts as news readers present in black suits and ties out of respect.

    Meanwhile in Australia, the ABC and News Corp have both rallied overnight to ensure their respective coverage is both timely and respectful, with the black suit and tie rule being respected by ABC’s news presenters as well.

    News Corp weekend editor Mick Carroll said: “Our newsrooms are capturing this extraordinary moment in history, celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s remarkable reign, life and times and record how the world is mourning her passing.

    “Our audiences will also be able to read the best commentary and analysis by the world’s most experienced Royal commentators and experts from our wider News Corp network from The Times and The Sun.”

    The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail and The Advertiser are all expected to roll out special editions covering the Queen’s passing and her legacy over the course of the coming weekend in Australia.

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