The publication manager of this online edition is Media Choice, Alice Springs, Australia.
THE ALICE SPRINGS NEWS IS ALICE SPRINGS OWNED AND OPERATED.
Phone our news office at 0418 890040 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail mail: PO Box 1613 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Editor: Erwin Chlanda
Chief Reporter: Kieran Finnane
We founded the Alice Springs News 1994 as the largest circulation independent newspaper in the Northern Territory of Australia.
It appeared each Thursday in Alice Springs, with a circulation of 11,500, and covering an area of one million square kilometers of Central Australia.
Alice Springs News Online was founded in 1997 and was one of the world’s first newspapers on the web. Our online edition steadily grew in popularity, partly because of its archive of now six million words, a sought-after resource about the region for tourists, business and researchers.
In March 2011 we judged that the online readership had well and truly surpassed the print edition readership, in a clear trend of the news reading public inexorably drifting to the web: We mothballed the paper edition.
The Alice Springs News Online is still free, and offers outstanding advertising opportunities.
JOURNALISM AT THE SPEED OF BYTES
You can bone up on this hugely important issue with this recent paper published by the Media Alliance, the journalists’ union. The graph above is from that publication, and shows that printed newspapers were bought by just 15.5% of the population in 1992. That has shrunk to 10.3% in 2011.
We at the Alice Springs News Online see this as further proof that online is increasingly the way the public is consuming written journalism.
The trend towards advertising on the web was already apparent in 2009, as the graph below shows, when online advertising grew at the expense of print.