Save our Local News

Local News is Important for Healthy Local Communities

from James Ryan

News from the Fairfax that sub editors positions will be removed from Newcastle and the work conducted in New Zealand is a blow for local Hunter Valleys communities including Cessnock.

A healthy local community needs a local media forum which is located right here, is part of the community and is informed on the significance of local issues.  Sub-editors based in New Zealand cannot ever have the knowledge of the local context in which the events and stories they are editing are taking place.

The union, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s director of media Paul Murphy said the outsourcing decision was wrong, with sub-editors “the heart of the newsroom”.

This is an important issue for the Hunter Valley and the future of local communities all over Australia.

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