Would you like news with that? Compacting Brisbane's Courier-Mail

Lawrence, Catherine A. and Burns, Maureen (2008) Would you like news with that? Compacting Brisbane's Courier-Mail. Media International Australia, 126: 27-42.

Author Lawrence, Catherine A.
Burns, Maureen
Title Would you like news with that? Compacting Brisbane's Courier-Mail
Formatted title
Would you like news with that? Compacting Brisbane's Courier-Mail
Journal name Media International Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1324-5325
Publication date 2008-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 126
Start page 27
End page 42
Total pages 16
Editor G. Goggin
Graham Meikle
Sherman Young
Place of publication North Ryde, N.S.W.
Publisher Australian Film Television & Radio School
Language eng
Subject C1
950204 The Media
200104 Media Studies
Abstract In 2006 Queensland Courier-Mail was relaunched in a 'compact' format. This study compares one week of the broadsheet format of The Courier-Mail (the third week of September 2005) with the corresponding week from the new compact format a year later The study demonstrates that the new format of the newspaper was not merely an aesthetic change: increased advertising and a more regular use of pullouts were accompanied by often-significant changes in editorial content. Refining Sparks' model of print media fields (2000: 14-15), the authors demonstrate how this change in positioning of the newspaper might be mapped against other print media and suggest that this model might also have wider application in understanding a media landscape experiencing legislative and technological change.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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