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This conference paper originally published as Hashim, NH, Meloche, J, Australian online newspaper: an exploratory study on internet savvy users using Q-Methodology, 23rd Annual Q Conference: International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, 4-6 Oct 2007, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.


This paper reports on the results of a study of online newsreaders. The study used Q-methodology to investigate the perception of online newspaper use with a group of Internet-literate participants in Australia composed of university students and academics. The relatively recent emergence of Internet facilities now enables news to circulate more quickly and more comprehensively online than in any other form. Yet online news has not replaced other forms of news distribution; it has tended to complement them. Thus, this study seeks to gain an understanding of online news from the perspective of active Internet users.

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