Pluralism in the Australian print media
Lewis, Kieran J. (2001) Pluralism in the Australian print media. Asia Pacific Media Educator, pp. 100-112.
This paper discusses the issue of pluralism in the Australian print media and analyses Australian newspaper ownership from 1986 to 2000. It does so for three reasons: to identify who owns what at the start of the 21st century; to gain a view on trends in newspaper ownership concentration; and to gauge newspaper circulation trends, particularly in regard to arguments that newspaper circulations face a ‘long-term decline’. While evidence appears to discount this, the analysis concurs with the dominant academic viewpoint that the Australian print media industry is concentrated within a few owners and these owners have formed a powerful press oligopoly. It concludes that the Australian press oligopoly is maintained by the economic system that supports it, by economies of scale, by globalism, by the justification and maintenance of the oligopoly by newspaper owners themselves, and by political support for those owners at the highest level.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Some of the contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (http://www.uow.edu.au/crearts/sjcw/APME/APME.html)|
|Keywords:||Newspaper ownership, concentration, oligopoly, globalism, politics|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 University of Wollongong|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:44|
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