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Pearson, M. (1995). The media and the Internet: Threat or opportunity? Address to the Gold Coast media industry club, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Bundall, Australia.

© Copyright Mark Pearson, 1995



I’m a great fan of newspapers. My whole career has been built upon them. Production-wise it’s easy to see why they’re called the daily miracle. I still can’t fathom how those two rolls of paper arrive on my front lawn every morning... the human and physical resources that have gone into them ... the efforts of correspondents in Finland relayed to news agencies, where sub-editors process copy and send it thousands of kilometres to other news agencies who forward it to newspapers where it is selected, edited and placed alongside photographs and advertisements which have been through equally complex processes. And somehow it’s all printed and transported and passed through many more hands before it arrives next to my letterbox and I have to fight my wife and 14 year old son to read it.



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