The news in print: An interview

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury, founded in 1695, claims to be Britain’s oldest newspaper. Founded in 1859, The Queensland Times (QT) in Ipswich is Queensland’s oldest surviving provincial newspaper. The distance between them is 23,222 km as the crow flies, or, 16 years – and a lot of history. Stuart Sherwin was fascinated by newspapers(…)

Communities need newspapers: An interview

The smell of printer’s ink no longer pervades Bowen Hills, but it remains the life-blood of dedicated journalists. Teela Jurgensen was recruited from News Ltd Townsville to work for Quest, with her first role as advertising features editor. When Teela was appointed Quest property editor, she was asked to oversee the rejuvenation of the property(…)