Online News in Australia: patterns of uses and gratifications

Nguyen, An, Ferrier, Elizabeth, Western, Mark and McKay, Susan (2005) Online News in Australia: patterns of uses and gratifications. Australian Studies in Journalism, 15. pp. 5-34. ISSN 1038-6130

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Key findings from the first national survey of the current state of play of online news consumption in Australia indicate that (1) the Internet as a news medium has reached a mainstream status in terms of audience sizes, although its penetration is still within a higher socio-economic segment of the society; (2) many distinctive features of online news have been substantially used and appreciated; and (3) from the perspective of innovation diffusion theory, online news has a notable potential to foster further adoption in the years ahead.

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Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: An Nguyen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:58
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