NO MORE INK SMUDGE
Local journalism continues through digital platform
ALL good things must come to an end.
Today, the final print product of the Stanthorpe Border Post has been released after 148 long years. There’s no hiding from the fact that the media landscape is evolving.
In 1872 a group of people put together the first Border Post and Stannum Miner from a hut on what would be the corner of Folkestone and Maryland sts today.
This final edition on June 25, 2020, has largely been crafted on a laptop from the comfort of the two journalists’ homes.
Media will never stop changing. While today is historic, it’s also a new dawn for the paper.
The Border Post will remain but will just be in a different format. The future is digital and that is where the Border Post will continue its legacy, with full online access to our subscribers.
The Border Post is the voice of the Granite Belt and I implore you to keep giving it a voice.
Together, we have shared many stories, triumphs, heartaches and memorable moments that will still be available at the click of a button.
Today will also be my last day with the Border Post.
Both myself and Saavanah Bourke will depart our roles and Emily Clooney (story, page 8) will come in to fill the void.
I got my journalism start with the Border Post several years ago as a volunteer before cutting my teeth elsewhere.
It was a privilege to come back as the senior journo three years ago.
Over that period I’ve met some remarkable, resilient and all-round wonderful individuals.
I’ve seen the best of this Granite Belt community, and the worst of it.
I sincerely thank all those people who’ve welcomed me into their homes and given me their time.
I truly hope you extend the same consideration to Emily and anyone else who works for the come.
So yes, today marks the end of an era, but, it’s also a new beginning.
To find the best, most upto-date local news, head to www. stanthorpeborderpost. com.au.
If you have a story to tell, have won an award, seen a good Samaritan or have simply been impressed by something in our community, you can email editorial@borderpost. com.au.