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P21 Issue 1026 – July 11, 2018

News Corp and Fairfax have again floated the pipe dream of sharing newspaper printing plants across the country in an effort to protect dwindling profits. The scheme misunderstands the basic elements of newspaper competition and is something only MBA executives without newspapers in their blood would consider. Breaking news is important. At my coffee shop this morning the Sydney Morning Herald reported a tense wait for the Thailand cave boys to be rescued. The Daily Telegraph trumpeted their successful release. Guess which newspaper I picked up?

The prospect of any professional newspaper editor politely giving way to a rival so they could be first on the press is ludicrous. Better to close the title than pretend this is a viable way forward.

Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

Patrick Howard
Publishing Editor