We can poke fun at The Australian because we often have a different point of view to some of its writers but there’s no denying one thing: the national daily runs the only internet news site where the most-read stories are about serious subjects. Even the ABC these days is attracting a lightweight reader. The Fairfax sites are strange ones. They have a serious look about them in the early morning when stories from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are featured but the stories, and the readership, get trashier as the day goes on.
This morning’s survey of the five most-read stories on the 12 major media sites: