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Guardian goes digital

By Tatura Guardian

The Tatura Guardian will flick the switch to digital on June 18 after the last printed edition of the newspaper is published on that day.

McPherson Media Group executive chairman Ross McPherson announced the plans to transform to digital delivery.

He said the regional media group had published The Guardian as a weekly paper since 1966 and the decision to embrace a digital future for delivering news to the community was inevitable, given changing reader habits in the small community.

‘‘Unfortunately, this means the printed version of the Tatura Guardian will cease,’’ Mr McPherson said.

‘‘The print format has faced the same challenges as many newspapers around the world and has been unprofitable for some years.

‘‘We are excited by the opportunity to focus on serving Tatura in digital form.’’

He said MMG would engage with the Tatura community to explore the best options for involving it in continuing to provide online local news after June18.

The Guardian started publication as the Tatura Free Press in August, 1900.