Fairfax Regional websites hit audience record

Bendigo Advertiser’s coverage of The Junction Hotel fire at Ravenswood drew a huge audience in June. Photo: Peter Weaving. Fairfax Regional Mediahas set another record with more than 48 million page views ​in Juneacross its network of websites, up from 20 million per month a year ago.
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​Editorial director Stuart Howie said the network was on the precipice of hitting 50 million​ page views and he was targeting 100 million under the regional division’s signature editorial project “NewsNow”.

“This represents one of the best growth stories in media in this country,”​Howiesaid.

“Our editorial staff across Australia are committed to driving content across platform​s. And our communities are loving it -they have an insatiable appetite for local news and information from our trusted brands.

​”Our audiences have never been bigger or stronger.”

​Fairfax Regional comprises 15 daily newspapers and more than 150 non-daily titles. Most of these have associated website​s​, mobile sites, Facebook pages and a presence across other social media platforms.

​Mobile and social media represent the biggest​growthin the way readers are accessing information.

The number of visits to the regional network from mobile Facebook has tripled over the past 12 months to almost 20 per cent of its audience.

​The network recorded 4.6 million unique browsers for the month.​

​The standout success has been the Bendigo Advertiser, the inaugural NewsNow site, which recordeda massive 4.5 million page views for the month and is the network’s second most popular site behind the Newcastle Herald.

NewsNow ​amounts to a total newsroom makeover, putting traditionally run print operations on a digital​-first, seven-day-a-week footing.

​”Reverse publishing” technology allows reporters to simultaneously publish to the web and to templated print pages. The Advertiser newspaper was relaunched to much acclaim and page views to the website have increased from 1.2 million per month before the NewsNow launch in September 2013 to 4.5 million page views — a 275 per cent increase.

A core objective of NewsNow is to focus as much resource in a newsroom on news gathering and disseminating content across every channel possible.

The project will now roll out across Australia, delivering a huge amount of extra content to Fairfax Regional’s digital audiences.

“No other media organisation has such a commitment to Australian communities, large and small,” Howie said.

“We have more than 700 journalists based in 100 newsrooms around Australia. That reach is important to public life and a wonderful opportunity for advertisers.”

Newsrooms include those in Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton in Western Australian, Burnie and Launceston in Tasmania, Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Horsham in Victoria, and Dubbo, Cowra, Wagga Wagga and Port Macquarie in NSW.​

​One of the other great success stories in the latest results was TheCentral Western Daily in Orange, NSW,​ whichhas shot up in popularity​​ to becomethe network’s fifth most popular website, with 2.6 million page views in June.

​*Fairfax Regional Media is publisher of this website.

When we ruled this city, July, 1993 – Part IPhotos

When we ruled this city, July, 1993 – Part I | Photos THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.
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THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

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TweetFacebookCentral Western Dailyhas scoured it’s archived editions to present to you this look back in time.

Way back in time.

‘When we ruled this city’ galleries have become a staple ofthecentralwesterndaily南京夜网.audiet, with a new one published each Tuesday.

We continue with a look at July, 1993.

Weddings, anniversaries, engagements, 21sts, 18ths and any other event that caught our eye has been included.

This is the first of four chapters which will explore the social goings on in July, 1993.

So sit back and take a walk down memory lane … and try not to choke on your cuppa as you take in the fashions and hairstyles!

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Old Bar Pirates demolish Port City Breakers

FIVE-eighth Kurt Lewis continued on his try scoring way when running in four touchdowns for Old Bar in the 44-28 Group Three Rugby League win over Port City at Port Macquarie.
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This is the second successive game Lewis has scored four tries following on from his effort the previous match against Forster-Tuncurry.

It was a good day for the five-eighth as he also kicked six goals.

It was also Old Bar’s third consecutive win.

The Pirates are now outright third and Wauchope’s defeat of Port Macquarie gives Old Bar a bit of a buffer over the Sharks.

The Pirates were simply too fast for the opposition.

Whenever they spread the ball wide, particularly in the first half, they stretched the Port City defence.

Centre Daniel Morris ran in three tries in the first half, showing speed on each occasion.

But the Old Bar forwards did everything asked of them, with second rower Jai Simon in particular playing strongly.

The Breakers had two players sent off by referee Warren Holstein just before fulltime.

Captain-coach Josh Hyde and winger Brad Winzar were both punted by Holstein following a heated moment.

Earlier Old Bar had players in the sin bin for separate incidents.

Winger Brandon Ridgeway was given 10 on halftime, while utility player Corey Wheeler was also given a 10 minute break midway through the second half.

Hyde later admitted his side cannot afford to drop one more game if they are going to play finals football this season.

Old Bar had the match as good as won by midway through the second half when they led 44-10.

Port saved some face in the last 15 minutes when they scored three consolation tries, but they never looked like bridging the gap.

The majority of Old Bar’s first half tries were long distance efforts starting in the opening five minutes when Morris was given space and sprinted clear in a 70 metre effort.

The Breakers replied with a try to winger Winzar and they hit the lead when second rower Adrian Daley crossed and Luke Ackroyd kicked the goal.

But the rest of the half belonged to the Pirates.

Lewis showed strength to post his first try when he pushed through tackles close to the line.

He put in a neat chip kick that was re-gathered by Tom Dooker for Old Bar’s next try.

Morris scored the best individual effort of the match when he again raced clear on the right hand side, kicked and then showed some soccer skills before diving over.

He made it a hat-trick soon after, then just before halftime Lewis danced through tackles to post his second.

The contest was virtually over at halftime with the score at 34-10.

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Borg steps up from go-karts to V8 utes

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pics of aaron borg during his V8 ute series debut in darwin recently

MINCHINBURY driver Aaron Borg is in the fast lane.

The former go-kart champion has made an impressive transition to V8 utes while testing for the Jesus Racing Team.

The team gave Borg his big break to make his V8 Ute series debut in Darwin a week ago.

Borg didn’t disappoint and steered his way to top 10 finishes in two of the three races after finishing 14th in the qualifying sessions.

He was recognised at the podium presentation for one of the best debuts ever seen in the V8 Ute Series.

“It was my first race in a car so it was a great start,” Borg, 22, said.

“It was a great feeling as I wasn’t sure I’d get the chance in the middle of the season.

“I’m hoping to get another chance to drive later this year at Bathurst or Homebush.

“The aim is to become a driver for the full season next year.”

Borg has been testing for the Jesus Racing Team for 18 months, where driver Andrew Fisher has become his mentor to help with the transition from go-karts.

He has completed UWS business and sports management studies.

“I still drive karts but not as much as I used to because testing V8 utes is hard work,” he said.

“I’ve been helping out at the different meets.

“I’m learning how things operate being at the track. Utes involve a different style of driving but the guys at Jesus Racing Team have been a great help.

“I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity they have given me.

“Not only helping me get on the grid but the support and help in getting me up to speed in the cars has been fantastic “

Borg seeks sponsors so he can compete in the series full-time next year.

“I’m in talks with another team linked to the V8 utes, so we’ll see what happens,” he said.

Borg also has his eyes on the V8 Supercar development series.

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Sports briefs

Take on ace keeper
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Get down to Blacktown Village Oval on Saturday and have a shot against Sydney FC goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic as the maker of Pringles launches new app.

Pringles has teamed up with Sydney FC to create a football-inspired app.

On July 11 and12, footballers and novices can line up in Blacktown to compete against Pringles Facebook fans from 9.30-4.30.

During a Power Hour on July 12, fans can take on Janjetovic, who will be in goal from 9:30-10:30am.

City win Waratah Cup

Blacktown City blitzed Manly United in the second half to win its third Waratah Cup title at Lambert Park at the weekend.

Blacktown fired in four second-half goals after a tough opening 45 minutes as Japanese player Ryuji Miyazawa starred for the Blacktown side.

Blacktown won 6-2, much to the surprise of club director Ken Schembri.

“We’re a pretty attacking side but you don’t expect to score six goals in a final,” he said.

“It’s pleasing to win because it’s a prestigious and tough tournament.

“Now we’ve got six weeks left to concentrate on the title race.”

Blacktown won the Waratah Cup in 2007 and 1993.

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