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Newspaper Readership - hard copy or online?

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1. Go to the local Newsagent and list all the newspapers for sale.

2. Note down the prices of each newspaper and when it is published (only on the weekends, or each day). You might need to ask the Newsagent about when each newspaper is published.

Stack of Newspapers

3. Create a survey using SurveyMonkey (sign up for free) to find out which newspaper(s) is:


a. the most popular

b. why it is popular - sports page, weekend recipes, birth and death notices, real estate

 has more than  or what people prefer to read (if at all)

4. Visit some newspapers and magazines online:

bullet.gif (981 bytes) The Australian

The Australian
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 bullet.gif (981 bytes)Australian Woman's Weekly
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The Conversation

5. Add to your Survey by asking if people prefer to read their news online.

6. What will newsagents do in the future if there are no more hard copies of newspapers?




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Muckracker Magazine WebQuest

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