This report is based on a survey of 2,038 regional news consumers. The aim of the study was to identify gaps in local news provision in regional parts of Australia and whether there is an appetite for new grassroots news offerings. The study finds the strongest desire for additional news services among residents of communities where news outlets have closed. In light of the ongoing decline of regional news services, accelerated by the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, this report points to the types of news people in information-reduced communities are looking for and how much they are willing to pay for it.
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publisher||News Media Research Centre, University of Canberra|
|Commissioning body||Google News Initiative|
|Number of pages||60|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jul 2020|