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an ABC newspaper?

My article calling for a publicly funded newspaper (an argument I’ve rehearsed here before) is now up at New Matilda.

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Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

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  1. Something that came up last year in my journalism class was that perhaps newspapers need to consider changing their model, i.e. towards something more like the Guardian Weekly — less a source of immediate breaking news and providing more analysis/investigative journalism. (And hopefully keep reviews etc.)

    I suppose the issue would be convincing people to invest in something like that, though… and making it significantly different from what a Saturday paper offers now.

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