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May 12, 2021

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Bill Sokolich, Kuranda

A strong congratulation is in order for The Echo in surviving the Murdoch Press assault on local newspapers. It was relentless and captured many of them on the whole east coast some years ago.

Content was reduced to social niceties, strong calls for state money for new development, ads and services and of course, real estate adverts and hype.

And of course another goal was to remove a paper that operated as a community forum and dared to practise investigative journalism. And then, after taking out and transforming all these local papers and dumbing down the community… whoosh, all gone, vanished, kaput, overnight!  We sort of awoke from the nightmare, and there, left standing high above the clouds is The Echo.

Congrats! Quite amazing, you did it, went against the most rich and powerful media organisation in the western world and survived, quite a feat!  A lesson in corporate behaviour too for local communities. 2020 vision. 


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