Fairfax to close 28 newspapers

Stuff reports:

Stuff is planning to sell or close some of its smaller community and rural papers.

Chief executive Sinead Boucher said 28 mastheads would be affected as part of Stuff’s strategy to grow its digital business.

She said the company was still working through plans for each title and briefings with staff would be held over coming weeks.

“We appreciate that this process creates a level of uncertainty for some people – and we will move as quickly as possible to provide them with clarity,” Boucher said.

About 60 staff could be affected.

Sad for those staff and sad for the communities affected. I no longer read the daily newspapers but I do like reading community newspapers. Was disappointed (but not surprised) when The Wellingtonian closed last year.

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