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Regional Australia laments loss of print as News Corp titles go digital

It was the breaking news many readers in streets, shops and newsagencies across regional Australia today did not want delivered — the loss of the print versions of their favourite local newspapers.

News Corp announced the massive restructure of its grassroots print operation, blaming a plunge in advertising revenue brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two hours west of Brisbane, Warwick locals said news their paper was going digital only was "heartbreaking".

The Warwick Daily News began as a family-owned newspaper in 1919 but will stop printing in late June.

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