21 Feb 2018

Fairfax to chop some rural papers

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 21 February 2018

Media giant Fairfax New Zealand has announced it will close or sell 28 of its rural papers, affecting around 60 staff members. 

It's the latest blow for community journalism in the country as big media companies focus on their digital platforms.

Most of the titles are farming papers, created for provincial communities. 

Steve Wyn-Harris, a farmer in Central Hawke's Bay and columnist, discusses what this means.

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