December 12

Royal wedding & the media

In their annual review (12/12), The Australian’s media team sees 2011 as A year of disaster, death and diversion.

On the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, they concentrate on the print media , not mentioning the record TV audience.

As royal wedding bells rang in London, cash registers hummed in newsagents throughout Australia, with readers snapping up souvenir editions of their favourite magazines in record numbers. Woman's Day, New Idea and The Australian Women's Weekly were among the magazines reporting sell-outs for their coverage of the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

"It just goes to show that people love a good news story and especially a love story." said Australian Women's Weekly editor-in-chief Helen McCabe. News websites also saw a boom in traffic and print newspaper circulation leapt.”


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