10 May 2023

Cape York Weekly joins Region Group stable

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Cape York Weekly begins a new stage in its journey this month after the local publication joined Canberra-based Region Group, Australia’s fastest growing independent media company.

Editor Matt Nicholls and Region’s co-CEO Michael McGoogan met this week in Weipa to seal the deal.
Region is wholly independently owned and operated and recently won a national Telstra Best of Business Award for its work building communities.

Headquartered in the ACT, the company employs more than 40 staff in Canberra, the Riverina and Illawarra regions in NSW, publishing five news platforms and 38 social media sites.

“This is terrific news for the Cape because we’re going to see a record level of investment in public interest journalism in our region,” Mr Nicholls said.

“I’ll remain as the editor and run the day-to-day operations of Cape York Weekly. Our existing staff will keep their jobs and the paper will continue to be printed and distributed free of charge.”

Mr McGoogan said Region identified Cape York Weekly as its first Queensland acquisition because of the quality of journalism produced by the masthead in a unique part of the country.

“There are stories being told here that aren’t being told anywhere else,” he said.

“We see the potential for growth in Cape York and throughout Far North Queensland.

“Matt has done a tremendous job with limited resources in one of the remote parts of the country. We want to give him access to a bigger team so he can continue to deliver great journalism for the Cape.”

Mr Nicholls said he was looking forward to making some bigger announcements in the near future.

“We’re already working on some exciting new features for Cape York Weekly and we’ll continue to give back to the community,” he said.

“The reason I joined forces with Region is because I know they want to make the investment and grow our publication.”

Read more about Region at: https://region.com.au/#about

You can read Cape York Weekly online at https://issuu.com/capeyorkweekly

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