New Roy Morgan Cross-Platform Audience results show strong results for leading newspapers and magazines

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-May-21

The latest Roy Morgan Cross-Platform Audience results for the year to March 2021 show an estimated 19.9 million (94.4%) Australians aged 14+ read or accessed newspapers or newspaper content in some way – print editions, online via website, app or news platforms (including metropolitan, local and regional titles) in an average four weeks. The total cross-platform audiences for newspaper mastheads in the 12 months to March 2021 includes an estimated 16.8 million (79.4%) reading or accessing metropolitan titles. In addition some 15.6 million (72.8%) Australians aged 14+ read or accessed a magazine or magazine content. The standout newspaper mastheads are Nine Entertainment owned Sydney Morning Herald with a cross-platform audience of over 8.5 million ahead of its Melbourne stablemate The Age with a cross-platform audience of 6 million. News Corp’s national broadsheet The Australian is in third place with a cross-platform audience of nearly 5.1 million just ahead of city-based stablemates The Daily Telegraph in Sydney on 4.9 million and Melbourne counterpart the Herald Sun with a cross-platform audience of well over 4.5 million.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS

The Australian named most trusted paper

Original article by Christine Lacy
The Australian – Page: 19 : 22-Jun-20

The Reuters Institute’s annual Digital News Report has found that the ABC and SBS are the most trusted media outlets in Australia, with trust scores of 72 per cent and 71 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, ‘The Australian’ is the nation’s most trusted newspaper across print and digital, with a trust score of 56 per cent. The News Corp Australia flagship was also ranked second among newspapers in Australia, the US and the UK, behind the ‘Financial Times’ with a trust score of 58 per cent.

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REUTERS INSTITUTE, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE (SBS), NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS

News Corp regional strength is in Queensland whereas Australian Community Media is strongest in NSW/ACT

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 18-May-20

The latest Roy Morgan readership results show that News Corp’s regional newspaper strength is based in Queensland while regional newspaper rival Australian Community Media is strongest in New South Wales and the ACT. The two companies control the publishing industry in regional and rural Australia. There has been talk recently that the two brands would come together under one banner; however, in recent days News Corp has decided against selling its regional titles. News Corp’s leading regional titles include the Gold Coast Bulletin with a four-week print readership of 215,000, The Hobart Mercury (read by 171,000), the Townsville Bulletin (read by 129,000), the Geelong Advertiser (read by 127,000), the Cairns Post (read by 115,000) and the Northern Territory News (read by 56,000). ACM’s leading titles include the Newcastle Herald with a four week print readership of 246,000, the Illawarra Mercury (read by 154,000), Canberra Times (read by 151,000), the Launceston Examiner (read by 102,000) and The Advocate in Tasmania (read by 61,000). The best performing regional newspaper over the past year has been ACM-owned The Examiner, based in the Tasmanian city of Launceston, which increased its weekday average issue print readership by 14.3 per cent to 32,000. Meanwhile, the total cross-platform audiences of Australia’s leading regional titles in the March quarter were led by the Canberra Times with a total cross-platform audience of 1,052,000 in an average four weeks, ahead of The Hobart Mercury on 429,000 and the Newcastle Herald on 380,000.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY MEDIA

News Corp set to gain increased visibility with over 4.8 million Chemist Warehouse customers

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 18-May-20

New research from Roy Morgan shows that 11.4 million Australians in NSW, Victoria, Queensland or South Australia either read one of the print editions of the local News Corp metropolitan daily newspapers or were customers of Chemist Warehouse during the March quarter. News Corp and Chemist Warehouse recently announced a trial to sell the media company’s four leading metro dailies at 100 Chemist Warehouse stores over the next few months. Analysing the two separately shows that 6.6 million Australians currently read one of the News Corp metropolitan dailies in print in an average four weeks and almost 7.2 million in NSW, Victoria, Queensland or South Australia shop at Chemist Warehouse in an average four weeks. Of the 11.4 million who either read print editions of the News Corp dailies or shop at Chemist Warehouse 4.82 million (42%) only shop at Chemist Warehouse. A further 21%, or 2.35 million, read one of the print editions of the News Corp metropolitan dailies and shop at Chemist Warehouse, while 4.23 million (37%) only read a print edition of one of the News Corp metropolitan dailies. The findings are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth interviews with 50,000 Australians each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, CHEMIST WAREHOUSE

Former Silverchair frontman sues Sunday Tele

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 20-Sep-19

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns is suing ‘The Sunday Telegraph’ for defamation over an article that appeared in its 11 August edition. The article alleged Johns frequently attended an infamous brothel called The Kastle in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale. Johns, who has commenced proceedings against the newspaper, its editor and the journalist who wrote the story in the Supreme Court of Victoria, says the article is "simply untrue" and that he had not been aware of the brothel’s existence until he saw the story.

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Kiwi publisher says consortium keen to buy Financial Review

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 15-Nov-18

New Zealand businessman Todd Scott has expressed interest in buying "The Australian Financial Review" if Fairfax Media’s proposed merger with Nine Entertainment Company proceeds. Scott owns "The National Business Review", a weekly business newspaper that boasts about 5,000 subscribers. He says a deal to acquire the AFR would be backed by a consortium of wealthy New Zealanders. Scott adds that the consortium would look at acquiring Fairfax’s NZ division, Stuff, if the AFR were not for sale.

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, STUFF LIMITED, TPG CAPITAL LP, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, NZME LIMITED – ASX NZM, NEW ZEALAND. COMMERCE COMMISSION, COURT OF APPEAL (NEW ZEALAND), NEIGHBOURLY, MEDIAWORKS (NZ) LIMITED

Australians spending more time online than working

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 23-Jul-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that Australians aged 14+ spent a total of just over 21.9 billion hours on the Internet in the year to March 2018 (whether at home, at school, while at work or elsewhere), compared to 20.5 billion hours working. Some 4.6 billion of those hours online occurred at work – whether work related or not. Analysing time on the Internet more closely shows that 5.9 billion hours were spent using social media, while the balance of just under 16 billion hours was spent using the Internet for other purposes. A further 18.6 billion hours were spent watching TV and 14.6 billion hours were spent listening to radio. The 92% of Australians who watch TV in a given week average 1,004 hours each of TV viewing over the full year while the 85% who listen to radio during the week listen to an average of 851 hours per year of radio. Newspapers scored 1.8 billion hours of national attention over the year, with magazines claiming just over 820 million hours overall.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Hard-hitting, trusted news still sells, in digital and in print

Original article by Chris Mitchell
The Australian – Page: 25 & 26 : 14-May-18

Traditional news providers have allowed Facebook to "cherry pick" their content to provide news feeds that have the potential to undermine their business. News publishers have also allowed themselves to be blinded by technology, and have forgotten what good journalism is meant to be about, namely the provision of news and stories that matter to the general public. The Australian Competi­tion & Consumer Commission’s inquiry into digital platforms gives traditional publishers the opportunity to "fight back". The inquiry has shown that digital platforms should pay for the content they use from traditional news sources, and that they should be viewed as publishers, and therefore subject to the same laws as traditional publishers.

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FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, AMAZON.COM INCORPORATED, APPLE INCORPORATED, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, YOUTUBE INCORPORATED, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS

Aussies don’t trust social media: report

Original article by Angus Livingston
The Australian – Page: Online : 16-Aug-17

Roy Morgan Research’s State of the Nation Media Report shows that TV is still the main source of news for 69 per cent of Australians, while TV is the most trusted source of news for 41.5 per cent. Meanwhile, 32 per cent of Australians identify social media as their main source of news, although just four per cent say social media is their most trusted source of news. Print and digital newspapers are the main source of news for 48 per cent of Australians, while they are the most trust source of news for 25 per cent.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

What’s in store for The Store? Fairfax readers spend big in the $2.6billion online retail clothing market

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Nov-16

As detailed in Roy Morgan’s latest State of the Nation report, Australia’s online shopping market is now worth an estimated $41.3billion per year. In the 12 months to September 2016, the Cross-Platform Audiences for Fairfax’s three leading mastheads were all more likely than average to shop online – and spent more when they did. The result is that Fairfax readers contribute far more than their fair share to the online shopping market. Some 21% of Australians (aged 14+) read the "Sydney Morning Herald" in print and digital, but this audience contributes 33% of all money spent online. Likewise, 15% read "The Age", but 20% of online shopping dollars come from them. Meanwhile, 7% read the "Australian Financial Review", but their value to the online shopping market is almost double, at 13%.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, THE STORE