OUT OF THE ASHES...

While the focus of The Last Print Run is on preserving, archiving, showcasing and celebrating the regional and community newspapers lost in the June 2020 closures, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the flurry of new publications opening to fill the chasm left by their demise. 

All across the state, independent print titles are returning to the presses - almost all of them staffed or started by journalists and/or sales staff who lost work when News Corp closed their previous masts down.

Whether they can navigate and survive the new media environment only time will tell. Indeed, these new masts may be the best litmus test of all as to whether communities are genuine in their desire to support and invest and champion loyalty in local hardcopy newspapers, or whether the public outcry over previous closures was more a matter of sentiment and nostalgia.

The Last Print run will be keeping a running record of the new starters. If you know of one that is not listed below please email us with details: 

legacyprintqld@gmail.com

CENTRAL AND NORTH BURNETT TODAY

Launched 16/7/2020

Frequency: Weekly (Thursday)

Footprint: Former Central and North Burnett Times

SOUTH BURNETT TODAY

Launched 16/7/2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: former South Burnett Times

WESTERN QUEENSLAND ECHO

Launched 9/7/2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Chinchilla news & Western Downs

WESTERN DOWNS TOWN AND COUNTRY

Launched 16/7/2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Dalby area

MARYBOROUGH SUN

Launched: August, 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Maryborough Herald

HERVEY BAY ADVERTISER

Launched: August 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Fraser Coast Chronicle & Hervey Bay Independent

SOUTHERN FREE TIMES

Launched: August 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Warwick Daily News and Stanthorpe Border Post

MACKAY LIFE

Launched: August 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Mackay Mercury

WHITSUNDAY LIFE

Launched: August 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Whitsunday Times & Whitsunday Guardian

BUNDABERG TODAY

Launched: August 2020

Frequency: Weekly

Footprint: Former Bundaberg News Mail 

 

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