Online News in Australia: Patterns of Use and Gratification

Nguyen, An, Ferrier, Elizabeth, Western, Mark and McKay, Susan (2005) Online News in Australia: Patterns of Use and Gratification. Australian Studies in Journalism, 15: 5-34.

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Author Nguyen, An
Ferrier, Elizabeth
Western, Mark
McKay, Susan
Title Online News in Australia: Patterns of Use and Gratification
Journal name Australian Studies in Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-6130
Publication date 2005-12-01
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Issue 15
Start page 5
End page 34
Total pages 30
Editor R. Kirkpatrick
Place of publication St Lucia, Queensland
Publisher University of Queensland, School of Journalism and Communication
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 400104 Communication and Media Studies
400199 Journalism, Communication and Media not elsewhere classified
400101 Journalism
400100 Journalism, Communication and Media
Abstract 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.
Keyword online news consumption
online news use
online journalism
online participation
media use
Internet use
new media
uses and gratifications
Q-Index Code C1

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Created: Fri, 28 Jul 2006, 10:00:00 EST by A. D. Nguyen on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication