About the teen reading project

Welcome to the teen reading blog. Here, our research team shares with interested stakeholders information about our research into teen reading practices as it unfolds.

Little is known about how digital media devices are shaping Australian teenagers’ reading culture. The teen reading research project gathers and analyses current data on Australian teenagers’ use of digital and print platforms for recreational reading across a range of places and contexts. In 2016, our team  is surveying 600 13-16 year olds in two states (WA and Victoria) to find out about what, how and where they read, with whom and how they discuss what they read and what influences their reading for pleasure.

The survey investigates how ‘books’ are sourced and explores the geographic,
economic and cultural factors that constrain teenagers’ reading choices. The project is designed to be of benefit to educators, librarians, publishers, youth programmers and other book industry practitioners.

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