'Not wrong for long': The role and penetration of news wire agencies in the 24/7 news landscape

Jane Johnston, Susan Forde

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This paper examines the role of Australia’s single news agency, Australian Associated Press (AAP), in the Australian news media landscape. Specifically, we examine the prevalence of AAP copy in the ‘Breaking News’ sections of two major news websites in an effort to create a preliminary understanding of the impact of AAP on Australian news content. The results suggest an overwhelming reliance on copy from not just AAP, but international news agencies, in major news websites.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalGlobal Media Journal: Australian Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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