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Online Media and User-Created Content: Case Studies in News Media Repositioning in the Australian Media Environment

Flew, Terry (2009) Online Media and User-Created Content: Case Studies in News Media Repositioning in the Australian Media Environment. In Media after the Mass, European Media Management Association Annual Conference, 13-14 February 2009, Paris, France.

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Abstract

This paper critically addresses the question of whether we are at the 'end of mass' media' and argues that this question needs to be posed in the context of specific trends and issues facing particular media industries. Drawing upon Australian evidence, it identifies that the issues have emerged most sharply in the case of the newspaper industry, and that responses in this industry to the challenges of the online environment will have implications for news and information formats more generally, and hence for journalism. It considers two Australian case studies – the online-only Fairfax publication brisbanetimes.com.au, and the online news initiatives of the Australian multicultural public broadcaster the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).

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ID Code: 17345
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: online media, user created content, online newspapers, public service broadcasting, public service media, Special Broadcasting Service, Fairfax Media, journalism, participatory media
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2009 14:30
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:11

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