The Daily reports that editorial, advertising and administration staff were told this morning that the Journal papers were closing down.
News Limited today said the closures would affect the Caloundra, Maroochy and Noosa titles and the Weekender magazine.
It’s a a reflection of the times that with so many local businesses doing it tough, advertising is often considered an expense that can be cut or reduced.
Overlay upon this the changing nature and greater diversity in the way people consume their news, especially via the internet and you can appreciate why News Limited came to the decision that these papers were no longer viable.
Naturally there is great concern with the direct loss of jobs.
Of equal concern is the prospect that local news published via the print media then re-published online will now be delivered from the perspective of a single media organisation.
As the editor of an independent news business that has already made the transition to online, I offer this public invitation to journalists, photographers and sales staff that are interested in migrating your skills, contacts and experience online to call or contact me Charles (View News) 0438 454 131 or email me email@example.com
It costs nothing to have a chat and investigate the opportunity of creating some real competition in local media.
We need a strong, robust and more positive media alternative on the Sunshine Coast.