Good news travels fast, but Narrabri news will reach readers even more quickly with the announcement that The Courier newspaper has successfully received funding for digital growth.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said with a grant of $274,700, The Courier’s project will help develop its digital and interactive online presence, and create an online publication for readers to enjoy.
“The Narrabri Courier is a very worthy recipient of this funding, which will take the newspaper from strength to strength in a digital sense,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Courier will now be better placed to contend with an ever-changing media environment and I would like to congratulate owner-operators Ian and Wanda Dunnet on their success.”
The grant is one of 29 projects Australia-wide funded by the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund is a competitive grants program independently administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield said the fund will enable regional and small publishers to innovate across a wide range of business activities.
“This fund is all about bolstering rural and regional communities through supporting local publishers and journalism,” he said.
The Innovation Fund forms part of the Government’s comprehensive Broadcasting and Content Reform package to strengthen regional and small publishers.
Details about successful recipients will be made available on GrantConnect soon, at www.grants.gov.au