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Convenience, loyal, and customising users : a survey of the behaviours and intentions of young online news users in Australia

Flew, Terry, Daniel, Anna, Spurgeon, Christina L., & Swift, Adam Glen (2011) Convenience, loyal, and customising users : a survey of the behaviours and intentions of young online news users in Australia. Australian Journalism Review, 33(2), pp. 99-112.

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Abstract

The implications of the shift to online news consumption for journalism cultures and practices have attracted considerable scholarly attention and public debate. Less well considered are the implications of online news consumption for and by young people. This paper reports on research into the behaviours and intentions of online news consumers, 18-30 years of age, to propose three distinctive types of user (convenience, loyal and customising). Also opened up for discussion are questions about the strategic value to commercial news organisations of audience-centred empirical research that seeks to respond the crisis of professional journalism.

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ID Code: 47969
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: online news, young people, Internet, future of news, journalism, digital media, social media, media economics
ISSN: 0810-2686
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA)
Copyright Statement: If an article is accepted for publication, authors will need to assign copyright to the Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) Inc.
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2012 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 10:57

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