In the news: An investigation into Australian print media reports on Bali

Greg Willson, Dale Sanders, Olan SCOTT

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Print media is a significant information source for tourists. Whilst previous studies have focused on the influence of television, movies and social media, the attention given to the role of the print media and tourism has been limited. Further, despite the importance of Australia and in particular, Western Australia as a source market for the Indonesian island of Bali, there is a paucity of research exploring how the Australian media framed Bali as a destination. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it seeks to determine the framing of two Australian newspapers towards Bali as a tourist destination. Second, it explores the themes elicited within story coverage of Bali within two popular Australian newspapers. A structured content analysis of articles about Bali was conducted and The West Australian and The Australian were used to meet the research aims. This paper is of scholarly importance as it provides greater insight into the way print media shapes the narrative of a destination
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-122
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Tourism Challenges and Trends
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

print media
news
tourist
newspaper
movies
social media
television
content analysis
coverage
Tourism
narrative
market

Cite this

Willson, Greg ; Sanders, Dale ; SCOTT, Olan. / In the news: An investigation into Australian print media reports on Bali. In: Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 105-122.
@article{665ac2def4824c3bbaa0ac53d22b6299,
title = "In the news: An investigation into Australian print media reports on Bali",
abstract = "Print media is a significant information source for tourists. Whilst previous studies have focused on the influence of television, movies and social media, the attention given to the role of the print media and tourism has been limited. Further, despite the importance of Australia and in particular, Western Australia as a source market for the Indonesian island of Bali, there is a paucity of research exploring how the Australian media framed Bali as a destination. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it seeks to determine the framing of two Australian newspapers towards Bali as a tourist destination. Second, it explores the themes elicited within story coverage of Bali within two popular Australian newspapers. A structured content analysis of articles about Bali was conducted and The West Australian and The Australian were used to meet the research aims. This paper is of scholarly importance as it provides greater insight into the way print media shapes the narrative of a destination",
author = "Greg Willson and Dale Sanders and Olan SCOTT",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "105--122",
journal = "Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends",
issn = "1844-9743",
number = "2",

}

In the news: An investigation into Australian print media reports on Bali. / Willson, Greg; Sanders, Dale; SCOTT, Olan.

In: Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015, p. 105-122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - In the news: An investigation into Australian print media reports on Bali

AU - Willson, Greg

AU - Sanders, Dale

AU - SCOTT, Olan

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Print media is a significant information source for tourists. Whilst previous studies have focused on the influence of television, movies and social media, the attention given to the role of the print media and tourism has been limited. Further, despite the importance of Australia and in particular, Western Australia as a source market for the Indonesian island of Bali, there is a paucity of research exploring how the Australian media framed Bali as a destination. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it seeks to determine the framing of two Australian newspapers towards Bali as a tourist destination. Second, it explores the themes elicited within story coverage of Bali within two popular Australian newspapers. A structured content analysis of articles about Bali was conducted and The West Australian and The Australian were used to meet the research aims. This paper is of scholarly importance as it provides greater insight into the way print media shapes the narrative of a destination

AB - Print media is a significant information source for tourists. Whilst previous studies have focused on the influence of television, movies and social media, the attention given to the role of the print media and tourism has been limited. Further, despite the importance of Australia and in particular, Western Australia as a source market for the Indonesian island of Bali, there is a paucity of research exploring how the Australian media framed Bali as a destination. The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it seeks to determine the framing of two Australian newspapers towards Bali as a tourist destination. Second, it explores the themes elicited within story coverage of Bali within two popular Australian newspapers. A structured content analysis of articles about Bali was conducted and The West Australian and The Australian were used to meet the research aims. This paper is of scholarly importance as it provides greater insight into the way print media shapes the narrative of a destination

M3 - Article

VL - 8

SP - 105

EP - 122

JO - Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

JF - Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

SN - 1844-9743

IS - 2

ER -