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A golden age of news access

Mark Fletcher
May 15th, 2014 · No Comments

We are in a golden age of news sources in Australia., In addition to the brands we know from Fairfax and News and the long term online and email offering from Crikey, we now have The Guardian, The Conversation, The News Daily, Mail Online as well as the ABC and its various offerings as well as Yahoo7 and other established online offerings.

It is terrific having all these voices so accessible.

The competition from the new players must be frustrating News and Fairfax as they play in a crowded signal market when their history has been in a relatively uncrowded print market.

This is on my mind tonight because I’ve enjoyed some time reading post-budget analysis and realised that now in 2014 I have access to a broader range of views than previously. I like that.

Whereas in the past there was a Fairfax view and a News view, now we more voices in the room. This makes us a better informed people and better informed people make better decisions.

Cheers for the Internet and the media diversity it encourages.


Category: Media disruption · Media regulation

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