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In  many areas of Australia there are  “news deserts” where communities don’t have access to any local media covering events and issues for their communities. However, while the big media companies are rapidly exiting many regional towns, smaller players are moving in.

Some are keeping local indigenous languages alive or maintaining newspapers that have been around since British settlement.

A new initiative from the Judith Neilson Institute has launched which aims to bring these publications together to learn from each other and make local reporting more financially sustainable.

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