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dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, David
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Penny
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-23
dc.date.available2019-04-23
dc.date.issued2011-11-01
dc.identifier.citationMcKnight, D. & O'Donnell, P. (2011). Submission to the Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation. Canberra: Parliament of Australia. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20120227090255/http://www.dbcde.gov.au/digital_economy/independent_media_inquiry/consultation/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20320
dc.description.abstractThis submission argues the newspaper business model is in crisis, putting downward pressure on revenues, and threatening the livelihood of Australia's workforce of professional journalists. Alongside the ABC, Australian newspaper companies are the biggest employers of news gatherers. Newspapers play a crucial role in producing quality information in the public interest and supporting democracy. For more than one hundred years, mass circulation newspapers have combined two quite distinct functions, one public, and one private. The public or civic function is reporting news, and the private function is operating as a business. Today the public/civic function of newspapers is in danger because of the growing failure of the business model. The inquiry provides a timely opportunity to examine the economic and technological forces driving the transformation of journalism, and its implications for professional journalists and ongoing investment in public interest journalism. We argue that a vital public interest is served by developing creative and innovative new ways of supporting professional journalism in the context of fundamental changes to the business of news.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Research Councilen_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherParliament of Australiaen_AU
dc.relationARC Linkage Project LP0990734en_AU
dc.subjectIndependent Media Inquiryen_AU
dc.subjectParliament of Australiaen_AU
dc.subjectnewspapersen_AU
dc.subjectquality journalismen_AU
dc.subjectbusiness modelen_AU
dc.subjectcrisisen_AU
dc.subjectprofessional journalistsen_AU
dc.subjectworkforce shrinkageen_AU
dc.subjectdigital skillsen_AU
dc.subjectdisinvestmenten_AU
dc.subjectpolicy interventionsen_AU
dc.titleSubmission to the Parliament of Australia's Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulationen_AU
dc.typeWorking Paperen_AU
dc.subject.asrcFoR::190301 - Journalism Studiesen_AU
dc.subject.asrcFoR::160503 - Communications and Media Policyen_AU
dc.type.pubtypePublisher versionen_AU


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