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Another local newspaper announced: Gympie Today

Mark Fletcher
July 6th, 2020 · 10 Comments

Great to see Gympie Today announced today, for an end of July launch.

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Category: Newspapers

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  • 1 Peter // Jul 6, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Good stuff and I believe will be many more.

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  • 2 stan mccallum // Jul 7, 2020 at 8:51 AM

    Without having seen your paper we badly need a similar paper ,with local news, in Maleny….Well done to you all !!! Stan Mc

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  • 3 john // Jul 7, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Goulburn Post , regional NSW is publishing again
    back to 3 days a week , as usual ,
    customers have welcomed its return ,
    with enthusiasm
    maybe there are other regional papers that are
    back

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  • 4 Graeme Day // Jul 7, 2020 at 2:11 PM

    Hi John
    Is the Goulburn Post being poroduced by ACM or a new start up by locals?
    It makes a big difference especially since the printing is only 3 days p.w. It may also mean that other part weekly publishings may fire up again.
    Yass now has “Yass Valley Times” currently a weekly with Cover Price $2. going well. If the Cat fires up The Tribune again with the same cover price and a by weekly it will be interestng to what Country loyalty will do.
    My opinion is the Tribune will fail if it takes the new publication on however this doesn’t mean it’s all beer and skittles for the new publication for the costs may be too great in the long run.
    i hope not it’s about time the publisher got their come uppance especially in Rural Australia.

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  • 5 john // Jul 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Graeme , yes produced by ACM ,
    with similiar content to before,
    ie. plenty of room for improvement ,
    it is now being printed with the Land newspaper,

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  • 6 Graeme Day // Jul 7, 2020 at 7:12 PM

    Thanks John, regards Graeme.
    Hope it goes well as it did before COVID

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  • 7 Peter // Jul 9, 2020 at 9:08 AM

    ACM closing print plants. Loss of Ad revenue to blame. I feel for the workers, more jobs lost and the flow on affects throughout the industry.

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  • 8 Steve // Jul 9, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    As a direct result of Covid we are seeing many City executives now working from home & permanently relocating to their country holiday homes. Demand for city office tenancies is in steep decline. Can only lead to higher demand for all services in these country towns including demand for local news.

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  • 9 Graeme Day // Jul 10, 2020 at 7:38 AM

    Yes Steve, a whole new demographic is developing although it’s not dynamic at this stage it is definite..
    The number of rental properties increasingly now for sale in areas 1-2 hours from Sydney at reduced prices compared to 2 months ago is another encouriging factor.
    As you state excutives that can work from home and alkso have the IT knowledge needed for existence in these circumstances.
    A very different World is emerging.

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  • 10 Mark Fletcher // Jul 10, 2020 at 8:05 AM

    Steve and Graeme, I think it is much broader than executives. Right across companies there has been a realisation that working from home can work for the individuals as well as the business. We will look back on these months (years?) as a time of fundamental reset of office based work.

    Since March there have been solid markers that this is not a blip, that, rather, it is a pivot for plenty.

    It starts with business owners and senior managers getting it, that people can work from home and be productive.

    Once the tech challenges have been resolved through VoIP phone tech, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more, business owners and managers have realised that people can be as connected.

    Smart newsagents have embraced the opportunity with everyday home-office kits, nesting products, home furnishing items, locally accessible office services and more.

    Especially in regional locations, the opportunities have been and are terrific.

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