WA Metropolitan Fieldwork Complete

During July and early August, Dr Margaret Merga from Murdoch University has been visiting schools in the Perth Metropolitan area, battling dodgy internet connections, traffic and, in the case of the last school, soldiering on despite a debilitating virus. The kids and teachers have all been fantastic to work with, she reports. What the team is are finding so far is that teenagers are far from heterogeneous in their reading tastes, and that social media applications can be useful for sourcing stories that adolescents want to read.

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