Weekly Papers To Close

Very sad to hear Fairfax are sacking more staff.  To be fair, Fairfax only half owns Metro Media Publishing, but 34 staff including journalists are to receive their marching orders.

Seven local papers in Melbourne’s south-east will close:

  • Knox Weekly
  • Monash Weekly
  • Casey Weekly Cranbourne
  • Casey Weekly Berwick-Pakenham
  • Maroondah Weekly
  • Peninsula Weekly
  • Frankston Weekly

The publisher’s chief executive, Antony Catalano said the company would continue to publish the Dandenong Journal, the oldest community newspaper in Victoria.

And it does not stop there, Australian Associated Press announced it would sack 25 people as part of a restructure of its editorial departments.