The focus now is on digital reporting
IT’S fair to say there’s a kick in our step here at The Observer.
For this newspaper, like all newspapers, the digital revolution has brought about the biggest change since the printing press. We’re also going through some changes that are uniquely ours.
Like Gladstone, The
Observer has had its highs and lows over the years but we are settling into a new era and there’s a very positive feel around the newsroom.
Thank you to those readers who’ve told me you like the direction we’re heading in.
It’s been almost three months since I took over the reins as editor.
It’s my philosophy that while a newspaper reflects its community, it should also be a voice for the people and for those leaders in government, business and community organisations, working to improve all aspects of life here.
❝ Every day we work, with all the limitations in our reality, to bring you The Observer.
We’re a voice for those who don’t have one, for the weakest and most vulnerable among us and a soapbox to celebrate the best, the upcoming and at times the ridiculous.
Every day we work, with all the limitations in our reality, to bring you The Observer.
Unlike the predictions, newspapers are not dead, far from it, but they are changing.
The focus more and more is on digital journalism and whether we like it or not, that won’t change.
Regardless of the delivery, a community without a newspaper is much poorer but we need your support in order to support you.
For just $1 a day, we’re offering you unlimited digital access to The Observer, The
Courier Mail+ and The Observer delivered to your door six days a week or for 50c a day you can have unlimited digital access.
It’s the best deal in town, and will ensure the Gladstone region continues to have a voice in this ever-crowded world. — Christine McKee Editor