Reading the small print: rural papers defy the odds in a sea of job losses

While large publishers are cutting staff and coverage, some regional independents are thrivingSince 1869, the Herald and Weekly Times has been the paper that regional Australia has turned to. But in the last two weeks, the paper run by News Corp out of the Melbourne office has cut four experienced reporters.The cuts came after six reporters left and an external review was conducted to investigate bullying claims, according to Crikey.What I have come to believe is that if you are a country newspaper owned by Fairfax, you are doomed … you will be shut down eventually. Related: Fears for Fairfax's regional newspapers after Nine takeover Related: Shier effrontery: former ABC boss back from oblivion | Weekly Beast Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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