The Broken Hill Barrier Daily Truth has been owned by the Barrier Industrial Council, which is the local trades and labor council, since 1899. There doesn’t appear to be any issue with the ownership of the newspaper.
The worrying thing about this is that the alternative is the potential closure of these papers - we need to ensure regional media has a future and encourage new investment
Today’s edition of The Daily Star Lebanon did not print any news, instead there was a plea to the nation.
This year marks 50 years since Melbourne’s David Syme & Co (which published The Age at the time) launched afternoon paper Newsday to compete against The Herald. Newsday was first published on September 30, 1969 but folded seven months later. Veteran journalists Geoff Wilkinson and Mike Sheahan, who both worked as sports reporters at Newsday, are planning a 50th anniversary reunion of staff at a Melbourne city hotel on October 1.
The Australian edition of Sing Tao Daily closed abruptly yesterday (February 6), ending nearly 38 years of publication. The Hong Kong-based paper began publishing in Sydney on August 1, 1982 (August 1 is also the birthday of the original Sing Tao Daily in 1938), becoming the 16th overseas edition after US, Canada and European editions (the latter is printed in London and distributed across the Continent). It was mainly sold in suburbs frequented by local Chinese in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
EDIT: news of the paper’s closure has been picked up by The Australian and Mumbrella this week.