Powerpoints from my keynote presentation at Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, on 12 October 2012. The full paper can be accessed here, or on QUT ePrints. I am looking to have it published in Chinese shortly.
Ming Chuan University presentation Taipei 12 Oct
My suspicion is that both News and Fairfax have overseen a process where newspaper circulation figures have been allowed to remain artificially high, and they have resisted measures that would better audit these figures.
It is notable, for instance, that the State of the News Print Media studies undertaken by the Australian Press Council ceased in 2009 as News and Fairfax withdrew funding for them, and the APC staff member who oversaw their production was dismissed.
When you read the
With the dramatic announcement of 1900 jobs to be lost at Fairfax, and a pending announcement of job cuts at News Limited, the question has been asked about how bad have been the print newspaper circulation figures and for how long?
Jason Wilson has pointed out that the Finkelstein Review as presented with a quite rosy medium-term scenario for Australian newspapers, by both News and Fairfax. The Terms of Reference of the Independent Media Inquiry asked it to look into: