The homogenisation of local papers is preventing them from reflecting the communities they belong to, making them less diverse and less viable.
Di Morrissey did what many journalists and writers dream of — she started her own newspaper.
Who will buy the former Fairfax regional papers, including The Canberra Times, and how much will they sell for?
Don't be surprised if more leaders fall after Fairfax abandons rural posts and News Corp continues to entrench conservative bias.
Only weeks ago, Fairfax told a parliamentary inquiry that its regional newspapers aren't commercially viable.
Given the woeful state of Fairfax's regional papers a sale might be imminent.
Bridget McKenzie has introduced a bill that would force the ABC to spend more time -- and money -- on rural and regional areas.