Ep#39: Giving up on news? The latest trends in digital news consumption, with Caroline Fisher – Part 1

Ep#39: Giving up on news? The latest trends in digital news consumption, with Caroline Fisher - Part 1

Caroline Fisher is the Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra. In 2014, she completed her PhD, which examined her career transition between journalism and parliamentary media advising. Prior to perusing further studies at the university, Caroline was a producer, reporter and presenter for ABC News and Radio National. She has also acted as a ministerial media advisor to Anna Bligh, the former premier of Queensland.

Caroline is an expert in journalism and political communication. In 2018, she received the Anne Dunn Scholar Award for her research work in communications. She also received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in teaching in 2014 and again in 2017. Caroline is the co-author of the annual Digital News Report-Australia, and has published several peer-reviewed articles on her research into politics, media, trust and communications.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Australia: now the lightest news consumers
  • The factors leading to a low news satisfaction
  • What the latest trends mean for government communicators
  • What’s making citizens choose Netflix over news
  • The links between political orientation and news consumption
  • Repackaging the news: a new take to re-engage audiences
  • The power of television

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