Kim Powell


Online and Laughing: How Young Australians Experience Political News

Author Kim Powell


This project asks how young Australians consume and use political news – what they choose to read, watch and listen to, and how they make decisions about news quality and importance. It examines new forms of news that combine entertainment values with political content – such as The Project or late night comedy shows – and considers what these programs mean for the future of political news. As many young people now get their news from online and social media sources, this timely study contributes to research about the future of news in the digital media environment.