NineMSN has some inside word on what’s coming for the slimmed down Canberra Times:
While there was no clear breakdown of job losses, the source said management gave an “indication” the paper’s press gallery office in Parliament House would probably be closed, with staff merged into the wider Fairfax bureau.
Journalists were also told The Canberra Times’ focus in future would be on more local news.
One would have thought that a press gallery team focussing on the effects to the public service of the machinations of Government would have some local news purpose. But in the past they’ve generally just run with the pack.
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But online focussed and hyperlocal eh? Guess we were right all along.