For some news publishers, the pandemic was simply the last straw.
Regional news is facing a mass extinction event. Can communities survive without their local papers?
A true picture is emerging of the state of regional media, and it’s not pretty. Will legacy papers be able to rally in a post-pandemic world?
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.
The sale prompts questions over the future of regional outlets like The Newcastle Herald and The Canberra Times.
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.