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Aug 29, 2013

Bush telegraph hang-up: reality check as regional revenues tumble

Regional newspapers were doing better than their city cousins -- until recently. Now APN and Fairfax, heavily reliant on bush media profits, are struggling as revenues fall.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Cimarron was a 1921 Western novel — later adapted for the big screen — chronicling the adventures of the Cravat family, owners of fictional newspaper the Oklahama Wigwam. It was also the name of a confidential review commissioned by the Fairfax board last year into future of their regional newspaper assets.

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