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Bob Jones: Media, news and fat slags

Wellington QC Hugh Rennie and I have been friends for half a century. We share a common passion, namely a great love of newspapers and mourn their relentless demise. That’s not their fault. How many folk under thirties read newspapers? The answer is none which partly explains their alarming ignorance.

A fortnight back Hugh sent me the latest newspaper audit figures. Only the Herald and Otago Daily Times are hanging on in there. The Fairfax papers are shot, Wellington’s Dominion Post continuing its annual loss of an eighth of its subscribers and is now down to a quarter . . .

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