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Naracoorte News: what an uplifting story by ABC’s Landline

Mark Fletcher
May 25th, 2020 · 2 Comments

Click here to see this terrific story by the ABC, from their Landline TV program. It’s a new newspaper for Naracoorte in South Australia – launched as a result of the closure of the local paper by a much bigger publisher.

I urge everyone here to watch this story.


Category: Newspapers

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // May 25, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    Today reading your comments then watching the Landline story inspired this message from myself to landline and I repeat it hear as you post inspired it

    “Naracoorte has a New Newspaper and so does Cootamundra. The Cootamundra Times. On the 14/4 Scotty handed the Media $90,00,000 to help ride out the Corona Virus. On the 15/4 Tony Catalano closed 161 Newspapers across Australia including the Cootamundra Herald, closed and surrendered the lease on 30 Town Offices and closed or leased 4 Print Plants.

    This $90,000,000 had $50,00.000 directed to Broadcast and 40,000,000 to Print Media. It was shared by:-
    1. Rupert Murdoch closed 60 Country and Community Titles.
    2. Chanel 9 SMH and Age closed 10 ten titles mainly Newspaper support Magazines.
    3. 15/4 ACM as stated earlier and also closing the Cootamundra Herald.

    Do a Goggle “Closure of Australian Newspapers”. To find the Cootamundra Times, contact the Twin Town Times at Harden which was a new newspaper several Years earlier in response in those days to cuts from Rural Press/ Fairfax.”

    thank you


  • 2 Graeme Day // May 25, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Peter, Mark,
    Great story love it. Used to live at Coota and Tumut Group 9 Maher Cup -those were the days- includes Harden-Murrumburra twin Towns is worth mentioning Harden has converted their newsagency into a modern…say no more look it up – website – Great idea and going well. ACM also closed The Tribune -Yass
    and I believe it has been restarted by locals. Looking forward to seeing first copy new owners – all local news.


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