Council welcomes back Armidale Express print edition

Armidale Regional Council

Armidale
Regional Council Mayor Ian Tiley is welcoming back the print edition of the
Armidale Express with open arms, following the announcement the valued local
newspaper will return to shelves.

The
effects of COVID-19 on regional journalism caused the Armidale Express to move
to an online-only format last year.

Cr
Tiley said having a print edition of the newspaper is a valuable community
asset and its return should be celebrated by all.

“Having
quality journalism tailored to the needs and interests of our local community
is crucial to residents being well-informed about important matters affecting
the region,” he said.

“Bringing
back the print edition means local news is more accessible to everyone in our
region and removes any technological barriers that online-only news can
present.”

Armidale
Regional Council is excited to support the return of the local paper, and will
be showing this support by advertising through the Armidale Express each
fortnight.

“It
is very important that we show how much we value this local asset, so Council
will be helping the paper in any way it can,” said Cr Tiley.

“Local
print newspapers are the fabric of regional areas, so the return of the
Armidale Express is a huge win for the region and I would like to congratulate
all involved in getting this important resource back up and running.”

The local newspaper will return to print on
Friday 23 April 2021.

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