The media are now more conservative than ever.
According to the latest data, which is released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the median daily newspaper read by Australian adults is more conservative.
The median daily reading of newspapers published in the past year was 478, which was down from the 523 the median reading was in the year 2000.
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This chart shows how the median age of Australian newspaper readers has changed since the 1970s.
The median age for a newspaper reader in Australia has also risen, reaching a median of 52.
A decade ago, the average age was 45, and now it’s 52.
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In some ways, the shift has been dramatic.
In a paper for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, David Crampton, professor of journalism and public policy at Monash University, said newspapers were changing because of digital media.
“Digital media is increasingly making a contribution to the way Australians read the news, particularly in print,” he said.
“We’re now seeing a huge shift in the way that readers interact with newspapers, and in particular the way they interact with the print news.”
Crampton said the change in newspaper readers was likely to have a long-term impact on how the Australian news industry operates, and how the country is perceived in the world.
“The way that newspapers are viewed in Australia is changing because digital technologies are increasingly making this industry less and less sustainable,” he told news.com.au.
For many readers, it’s becoming harder to get a good, balanced newspaper.
“It’s not going to change overnight, it will take a long time to reverse the trend,” he explained.
Cramton said digital technology had made it more difficult for readers to find reliable, accurate news and information.
He said a newspaper would be much more likely to attract readers if it offered a “good news story” that made the reader feel “good about themselves”.
“People tend to prefer reading good, news stories that they believe are honest and factual,” he added.
“If newspapers were doing that, we would see fewer newspaper readers.”
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