Media's future in techies' hands

NEWS Limited boss Kim Williams says the future of mainstream journalism in Australia rests in the hands of tech-savvy consumers.

Mr Williams delivered the prestigious annual AN Smith lecture in journalism at the University of Melbourne last night.

He told the audience much had changed in the media landscape since he took the job in November last year, and the future of newspapers hinged on digital subscriptions.

"We have a plan to see circulation stabilise. As to whether it grows at that point is something that is very much up in the lap of the public," he said.

"The public get to anoint the winners in this process."

Read more at ABC news online.


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