Dozens of local newspapers temporarily suspended in April due to shortages of work resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will resume printing this week, media company ACM has announced.
Key ACM titles will be back in circulation in regional centres across NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland as the company begins a phased return to print publication based on the work that is expected to return.
ACM chief executive officer Allen Williams urged audiences and advertisers to support their local newspaper by buying a copy, taking out a digital subscription or booking an advertisement.
“We are showing our commitment to regional media and the important role our local newspapers play in keeping their areas informed, however as we’ve seen with recent closures by other publishers these titles need support to prosper,” Mr Williams said.
“We’re certainly grateful for the many supportive messages ACM’s trusted mastheads have received from loyal readers, customers and community leaders who say they have missed the local newspaper.