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Wednesday, January 19, 2022


50-year flashbacks: Norman Gunston

As part of the 50-year anniversary of Local Media, and during the summer break, we are looking back at some of our interviews over the past half-century. This is Ash Long’s interview from 44 years ago, 1975, with TV star Norman Gunston (and actor Garry McDonald): Australia had an unlikely TV star and Gold Logie

‘Too bloody bad if anyone mangled’

Local Media, which publishes the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary of its origins. A clear snapshot of the mindset of Observer publisher Maxwell Newton is given in the interview Ash Long conducted with him in 1975. Long was aged 18. The interview was published in Farrago, the University of

Bushfire area project rejected by Morrison Govt.

Local Media Pty Ltd has NOT been successful in any of its four applications under the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund. Our chief application was for part-funding (alongside our own funding) to the further distribution of The Local Paper through Victoria’s bushfire recovery region, particularly in remote areas of Murrindindi Shire. We sought to

Our hopes to expand public interest journalism

We await the results of the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund applications. According to written information on Wednesday from the office of the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, “the Innovation Fund recipients will be released later this week”. We now have one business day left in the week: Friday (Dec. 21). ¬† Earlier this

Melbourne Observer website hacked

We are rebuilding the Melbourne Observer website, after it was hacked at the weekend. We ask for your patience please.

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