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After announcements in May that News Corp would shut more than 100 local and regional papers, this week spells the last printing week for many of them.

Ownership diversity and access to local news are both important aspects of a healthy and free press, so the AJF is hoping this switch to digital will be one that is invigorating, rather than stifling for the industry.

The Guardian wrote a piece on this which can be read here.


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