Sadly, regional newspapers in the APN News & Media Limited (APN) stable are still in the grip of a cost cutting regimen:
Rather worryingly, in Queensland APN became involved in furthering the political aims of an increasingly unpopular government of the day, by participating in a skewed 'community consultation' campaign conducted by the Newman Government, the Strong Choices questionnaire.
The Guardian 23 April 2014:
Not content with manipulating the range of possible choices respondents had, the survey also apparently botched a graph:
With The Canberra Times revealing this week that; Operating losses at The Australian widened from $19.3 million to $27.1 million against a budgeted loss of $7.56 million, according to the last weekly internal operating accounts for 2012-13. Revenue tumbled from $135 million to $108 million, versus a budgeted $133 million.