Proud to be part of the Tweed

Com­mu­nity at heart of busi­ness

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS - ED­I­TOR’S DESK BOB AN­THONY

WHEN it comes to a re­gional news­pa­per, there’s a sense of own­er­ship from the lo­cal com­mu­nity which met­ro­pol­i­tan news­pa­pers would be en­vi­ous of.

Sure the pa­pers in the ‘big smoke’ might have far more re­sources to call upon but I don’t think they they the same sense of con­nec­tion which their coun­try cousins have with the peo­ple they serve.

This is def­i­nitely the case for the Tweed Daily News.

For the past 130 years, the pa­per has faith­fully served the Tweed com­mu­nity through thick and thin, the good times and the not-so-good and done so with a level of in­tegrity and com­mit­ment which has been cher­ished by hun­dreds of peo­ple who have worked for the pa­per over the decades.

Just as the Tweed has changed, so too has the na­ture of bring­ing news to the com­mu­nity.

Tech­nol­ogy has played a ma­jor role in the pro­duc­tion of the Tweed Daily News and, like so many in­dus­tries, that has taken its toll on the work­force, but one thing has stayed fairly con­stant – the pa­per has con­sis­tently re­mained fo­cused on the com­mu­nity it knows best.

Over 130 years of cov­er­ing the Tweed, the Daily has seen a small army of peo­ple pass through its doors and no mat­ter what role peo­ple have played in en­sur­ing the pa­per came out, there is a bond among them – proud to have been part of a re­gional pa­per whose rep­u­ta­tion far ex­ceeds its cir­cu­la­tion.

The Tweed Daily has been a breed­ing ground for some tal­ented jour­nal­ists and pho­tog­ra­phers, it has seen ap­pren­tices learn the print­ing trade, ad­min­is­tra­tion staff be­come part of the fab­ric of the Tweed com­mu­nity and ad­ver­tis­ing reps who have helped busi­nesses es­tab­lish them­selves.

The pride shown by staff over the past 130 years in be­ing part of the Tweed

Daily News is re­flected in the pride shown in cov­er­ing the Tweed Shire and its peo­ple. Hope­fully that will con­tinue long into the fu­ture.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEWS­ROOM: The open­ing of News­pa­per House Stu­art St, Tweed Heads.

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