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When the Covid-19 crisis ends, it's likely that hundreds of communities across Australia will wake up without a newspaper. 

That's the expectation of Australian media researchers who say a true picture is emerging of the virus’s impact on regional media. 

Crikey can reveal at least 152 community and regional newspapers across Australia have stopped printing in the last month, with many unlikely to restart.