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News Corp will stop printing more than 100 papers. Images: Getty, AAP
News Corp will stop printing more than 100 papers. Images: Getty, AAP

Publishing giant News Corp has announced a radical overhaul of its business, with more than 100 titles to no longer produce print editions.

These titles will move to digital-only formats, while another 14 titles will stop publishing altogether.

This move is expected to cost around 500 jobs.

These are the regional titles that will go digital only:

Queensland regional titles affected:

  1. Mackay Daily Mercury,

  2. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin,

  3. Gladstone Observer,

  4. Bundaberg News Mail,

  5. Fraser Coast Chronicle,

  6. Gympie Times,

  7. Sunshine Coast Daily,

  8. Queensland Times,

  9. Warwick Daily News,

  10. Central and North Burnett Times,

  11. Central Queensland News,

  12. Chinchilla News,

  13. Dalby Herald,

  14. Gatton Star,

  15. Noosa News,

  16. South Burnett Times,

  17. Stanthorpe Border Post,

  18. Western Star,

  19. Western Times,

  20. Whitsunday Times,

  21. Whitsunday Coast Guardian, and

  22. Bowen Independent.

News covered by the Atherton Tablelander, Burdekin Advocate, Post Douglas & Mossman Gazette and the Northern Miner will appear under the regional sections of the Townsville Bulletin and the Cairns Post, as it does already.

NSW regional titles affected:

  1. Tweed Daily News,

  2. Ballina Advocate,

  3. Byron Shire News,

  4. Coffs Coast Advocate,

  5. Grafton Daily Examiner, and

  6. Lismore Northern Star.

NT regional titles affected:

  1. The Centralian Advocate.

Community titles are also affected. These community titles will stop printing and go digital:

Melbourne Leader titles affected:

  1. Stonnington,

  2. Mornington Peninsula,

  3. Knox,

  4. Whitehorse,

  5. Monash,

  6. Northern,

  7. Whittlesea,

  8. Maroondah,

  9. Moorabbin,

  10. Mordialloc Chelsea,

  11. Moreland,

  12. Lilydale and Yarra Valley,

  13. Frankston,

  14. Bayside,

  15. Caulfield Port Phillip,

  16. Cranbourne,

  17. Greater Dandenong,

  18. Moonee Valley,

  19. Maribyrnong, and

  20. Wyndham.

NSW and ACT NewsLocal community titles affected:

  1. Fairfield Advance,

  2. Penrith Press,

  3. Macarthur Chronicle,

  4. Blacktown Advocate,

  5. Canterbury Bankstown Express,

  6. Central Coast Express,

  7. Hills Shire Times,

  8. Hornsby Advocate,

  9. Liverpool Leader,

  10. Manly Daily,

  11. Northern District Times,

  12. Parramatta Advertiser,

  13. Inner West Courier,

  14. Southern Courier,

  15. Illawarra Star,

  16. Wagga Wagga News,

  17. St George Shire Standard,

  18. Canberra Star,

  19. Newcastle News,

  20. Blue Mountains News,

  21. Central Sydney, and

  22. South Coast News.

Queensland Quest community titles affected:

  1. Albert and Logan News,

  2. Caboolture Herald,

  3. Westside News,

  4. Pine Rivers Press,

  5. Redcliffe and Bayside Herald,

  6. South-West News,

  7. Wynnum Herald,

  8. North Lakes Times,

  9. Redlands Community News, and

  10. Springfield News.

SA Messenger community titles affected:

  1. Messenger South Plus;

  2. Messenger East Plus,

  3. Messenger North,

  4. Messenger West,

  5. Messenger City,

  6. Adelaide Hills, and

  7. Upper Spencer Gulf.

Some other regional print newspapers will stop publishing, but their coverage will feed into digital regional mastheads.

Those affected are:

In Queensland:

  1. Buderim Chronicle,

  2. Caloundra Weekly,

  3. Capricorn Coast Mirror,

  4. Coolum News,

  5. Nambour Weekly,

  6. Ipswich Advertiser,

  7. Kawana/Maroochy Weekly,

  8. Gold Coast Sun,

  9. Hervey Bay Independent,

  10. Maryborough Herald,

  11. Balonne Beacon,

  12. Surat Basin News,

  13. Herbert River Express,

  14. Innisfail Advocate, and

  15. Central Telegraph.


  1. Coastal Views,

  2. Northern Rivers Echo, and

  3. Richmond River Express Examiner.

In Tasmania:

  1. Tasmanian Country;

  2. Specialist – Big Rigs,

  3. Rural Weekly, and

  4. Seniors.

Community titles to cease publication

These titles will be “streamlined” with local stories to be published under regional and city-based mastheads. These titles will cease publication altogether:

Leader titles in Victoria

  1. Manningham,

  2. Preston,

  3. Diamond Valley,

  4. Heidelberg,

  5. Sunbury Macedon,

  6. Progress, and

  7. Northcote.

NewsLocal in NSW

  1. Rouse Hill Times.

Quest in Queensland

  1. Northside Chronicle/Bayside Star,

  2. North-West News,

  3. South-East Advertiser,

  4. Southern Star, and

  5. Bribie Weekly.

South Australia

  1. Messenger Coast Plus.

The changes will come into place from Monday 29 June.

Changes to News Corp’s major mastheads, The Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, The Advertiser and The Courier-Mail will also take place.

Those papers will become more state focused with boosted regional content.

“[They] will partner with our regional and community local titles in their states to ensure we deliver compelling journalism to Australian consumers regardless of where they live. Subscribers wherever they live will now have access to the best of News Corp’s local, regional, state, national and international news, sport, features and columnists,” News Corp’s Australian executive chairman Michael Miller said.

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