THE JOURNALISM "CRISIS" Is Australia immune or just ahead of its time?
JOURNALISM STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2010
Australia is facing many of the same trends in journalism that are occurring in other countries with mature media industries including declining numbers of journalists, fragmenting audiences, a loss of advertising revenue for media organisations and other challenges to their traditional business models including shifting patterns of news consumption, new competitors for old media and new technologies that demand more time from audiences. However, Australia is also in a unique position. It has a small population and unusually concentrated media ownership; recent newspaper circulation declines have not been as large as in the United States or United Kingdom; and Australia's major media organis..View full abstract