Australia needs more than the New York Times’ view of the world

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The New York Times’ global push for subscribers, supported by the opening of a small bureau in Australia, is likely to cause a few more worried faces in the already fractured local news market.

But more worrying for supporters of democracy in Australia is the pulling power of the US publication (and its innovative agenda) critically underlines the need for Australia to have access to strong local news which can give an Australian “take” on local and world events.

The Australian bureau is just one part of The New York Times’ US$50 million, three-year drive.

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