Let’s face it – print media is a struggling industry. Under immense pressure, regional newspapers have managed to survive through job cuts, shrinking page numbers, advertising and digital take overs. They are an integral part of any rural area; a source where you can find an abundance of original and quirky local stories.
After last years Fairfax and Nine Entertainment merger, the billion dollar media corporation has sold over 160 of their regional newspapers to former Domain Cheif Executive Antony Catalano.
The Wire spoke to author, journalist and academic Margaret Simons about the future of Australia’s regional news cycle.Download Audio