Victorian media under pressure from COVID-19

Community papers play a vital role in the regions they cover.

The news this week that several rural and regional titles will suspended publication or reduce staff is devastating, and the MPC stands in solidarity with our colleagues now facing uncertain futures.

At this stage the Gannawarra Times, Great Southern Star, Loddon Times, Sunraysia Daily, Sunraysia Life, Swan Hill Guardian, and Yarram Standard have ceased publishing indefinitely, while the Latrobe Valley Express plans to reduce staff hours.

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