NEWSOM, Australia — Newsom is a small town, with a big, blue sky.
Its a place where there are no fences, no walls and no walls are as high as the sky.
Newsom’s residents are known for their love of the outdoors, and it has helped the town attract the attention of a young Australian business executive.
The local newspaper, The Sun, was founded in 1896, and its name is a portmanteau of the words “news” and “sport”.
But Newsom wasn’t always known for its sport.
“We had a small newspaper here for about a decade, but the newspapers were very limited, so it was mainly a paper of gossip and gossipy stuff,” says James O’Connor, a business and community development manager for the town.
“It was just a lot of gossip.
We weren’t the kind of place that would publish anything of substance.
It was pretty much all gossip.”
The town was one of the last places in Australia to have a newspaper, as it was in Tasmania in the late 1800s.
Newsome was the last town to get its own paper, the Sun, in the early 1900s, but only after many years of struggling.
“The only reason it was there was because of the weather,” Mr O’Connors says.
“People had to pay a lot more for a newspaper than they would have in the town, so they were in a desperate situation to get it up and running.”
So the newspaper was a bit of a flop and it was pretty late in the game for them.
“When they started to get interested in it, they were keen to get a paper, but it was a pretty small market for newspapers.
So they had to look elsewhere.”
I think the newspaper in Newsom was a little bit like the Tasmanian paper.
It had a fairly limited circulation and they had a hard time attracting a lot readers.
It wasn’t as popular as it could have been, and they weren’t quite ready for the big publishers to take the risk.
It’s a big change for a town that has been struggling to attract a newspaper for over 60 years. “
When we found out we had been chosen to host the new paper, we were very excited,” Mr Connor says.
It’s a big change for a town that has been struggling to attract a newspaper for over 60 years.
Newsoms newspaper was the first of its kind in Australia, and was the subject of a television documentary in 2005.
“As a community, we’ve been quite happy,” Mr McKeague says.
But not everyone is so pleased.
“A lot of people think we’ve got to take advantage of the situation, because it’s not a problem to us,” he says.
Mr O, Connor and Mr McKeefe are happy to report that the town has not lost its sense of humour.
“There’s a bit more of a sense of urgency now,” Mr McFadden says.
They also see the change as an opportunity to attract new readers to the paper.
“What we’ve done is we’ve made sure we’re not over-hiring,” Mr McNeal says.
Newsomer’s population of about 60 people is now growing, thanks in part to the newspaper.
“At first we had a pretty limited audience, but we’ve actually had a really solid audience now,” he adds.
“I think that will make the newspaper even better.”
The Sun has been in the news for a long time.
“Originally the paper was just for local gossip and we just got it up there and it just kept going,” Mr Hodge says.
Today the paper’s online section features more than 2,000 stories.
It also has a Facebook page with more than 1.5 million likes, and an Instagram page with over 10 million followers.
“With all the growth we’ve seen in the media in the last few years, it’s really nice to see it getting a little more attention,” Mr McKee says.