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According to the Guardian, News Corp Australia has confirmed that more than 100 local and regional newspapers will become digital only or disappear entirely, and there will be a significant number of job losses.


  1. What does News Corp say has accelerated this move?
  2. Why is News Corp keeping the three Sydney newspapers in print form?
  3. If you were preparing a listing of costs of the massive discontinuation of print newspapers by News Corp to affected communities in regional and suburban Australia, what would you include?
  4. If you were preparing a listing of benefits and costs for News Corp regarding the massive discontinuations of print newspapers, what would you include?


Meade, A. (2020). News Corp announces end of more than 100 Australian print newspapers in huge shift to digital, The Guardian, May 27 (Retrievable online at