Article courtesy of Moreton Daily
The first edition of a new community newspaper, called Dolphins News, hit the streets last week, covering the Redcliffe peninsula, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, North Lakes and Griffin.
It will be delivered fortnightly to 50,000 households, with a further 5000 copies available from pick-up points in these areas.
Dolphins News is published by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and the name recognises our partnership with the Dolphins Rugby League Club – a stalwart of the community for more than 70 years.
The editorial team of Kylie Knight, Nick Crockford and Jodie Powell have decades of experience in community journalism and are excited to be serving readers in this community again. Their efforts will be supported by advertising specialist Stacie Davey, who first started working in the industry when she was 15 years old.
Their excitement is shared by MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe who has answered loud calls for the return of a local paper.
“For months, business owners and community leaders have been phoning, emailing and telling me they need and want a community newspaper,” Mr Newcombe said.
“Even in this digital age, people still want a local paper delivered to their homes which informs them about important local issues and projects, but also tells them about local events and activities.
“A strong community paper also celebrates community heroes and gives locals a voice. We feel privileged to be able to do this for the residents of the Redcliffe peninsula, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, North Lakes and Griffin.”
Dolphins News will be home-delivered to readers for free. It is the perfect way for businesses to connect with residents in this part of the region.
“In Dolphins News, they can choose from a range of display advertising options as well as our classifieds section,” Ms Davey said.
The paper will always arrive in pristine condition, and stand up to the elements - thanks to its biodegradable wrapping. Readers are asked to take it to retailers that recycle soft plastics.
Dolphins News is produced under the umbrella of MBRIT’s Moreton Daily news service, which provides local news from across the Moreton Bay Region every day. Visit moretondaily.com.au to read each edition online.
To contact the editorial team, email email@example.com or phone 0410 097 459.
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