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Sunday, October 20, 2019


Local Paper columnist meets Barry Humphries

The Local Paper Magazine’s columnist Kevin Trask met with Barry Humphries this week. They are pictured with Philip Brady. Kevin writes the ‘Whatever Happened To’ column each week in The Local Paper.

Friday Flashback

Ten years ago (2009), we were producing a publication called ‘The Victorian‘ Newspaper across the state, in print and online. It was later incorporated into the Melbourne Observer weekly publication. The year 2009 saw us commence publication of The Phoenix, which included a section titled The Local Paper.

58,866 ‘reads’ every week from 13,804 unique visitors

The weekly print run of The Local Paper averages 3675 copies, with 8820 readership. Our Local Paper suite of websites average 29,794 ‘reads’ weekly from 3227 unique visitors. Plus there are an extra 1057 opt-in subscribers who request to receive the newspaper by email each week. That’s 39,671 verified ‘reads’ weekly. (Sept. 2019 figures, AW

OUT NOW ONLINE. Latest Issue: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

The Local Paper issue for this week is available now online. https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy191009z Unfortunately, there will be no PRINT issue of The Local Paper this week. Editor Ash Long was taken by ambulance to the Austin Hospital, and discharged at 1.30am Wednesday (too late to print the newspaper). Accounts for all advertisers and subscribers will be credited

Local Paper’s rich heritage dates back 35 years

The Local Paper is the Victorian North-East’s leading media company, which includes a strong free weekly printed community newspaper of approx. 100 pages each issue, and a dynamic website which has its origins at the start of the century. The Local Paper is the only media operator in the Murrindindi Shire which produces each of

OUT NOW. 50-year souvenir magazine.

The company that produces The Local Paper this week celebrates the 50-year anniversary of its heritage. Local Media Pty Ltd traces its origins to September 1969 with the launch of the Sunday Observer newspaper. Local Media Pty Ltd has published the Melbourne Observer since September 2002. Local Media Publisher Ash Long started as a newsboy

Confirmed: 35,183 ‘reads’ weekly

The Local Paper continues as Murrindindi’s leading local media outlet. In print and online, The Local Paper has 26,305 ‘reads’ per week. This comprises 17,485 website hits per week, and 8820 verified weekly print readership. (Not included in these figures (above) are a further 8858 Local Paper reads at the MelbourneObserver.com.au website.) This is a

Easter-ANZAC publishing arrangements

The Local Paper has grown into one of Victoria’s biggest weekly local publications. It is a free newspaper, funded entirely by advertisers. The newspaper is consistently more than 100 pages, and is also free online. Our business is governed by strict commercial principles. To meet our financial responsibilities, we must sell sufficient advertising space each

Pest found at St Andrews

Agriculture Victoria is calling for wine and table grape growers in the Yarra Valley to monitor their vines and report any suspected phylloxera. This comes after phylloxera was confirmed for the first time in two new locations this month, including a commercial vineyard near St Andrews, outside the existing Phylloxera Infested Zone. Victoria’s Chief Plant

35-year local track record: 15,156 real ‘reads’ every week

The Local Paper continues to deliver high readership figures. In March, The Local Paper achieved verified average print readership of 8820 ‘reads’ per week. Online readership, as at March 31, was 6696 ‘reads’ per week. This is a combined total of 15,516 real ‘reads’ every week, in print and online. Real local people. Believable statistics. There are

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