The Australian Press Council (APC) has announced three new publisher members – Nascon Media Pty Ltd, Out Publications Pty Ltd and Region Group Pty Ltd.
As the mainstream print media continues to adapt its business models to new digital frameworks, readers also rely on smaller, local, and community-focused publications for news and information. “Small and niche publishers play an important role in keeping their communities reliably informed on matters of interest to them. I welcome these new publishers who have chosen to join the Australian Press Council and commit to its editorial standards,” said Neville Stevens, AO, APC Chair.
- Nascon Media Pty Ltd, a privately-held company based in Queensland, provides news and market intelligence to Australia’s agricultural sector through online publications including Beef Central, Grain Central, Sheep Central and Ag Tech Central. It is independently owned and produced by experienced rural journalists Jon Condon and James Nason. www.beefcentral.com
- Out Publications Pty Ltd is based in Sydney’s Ultimo and publishes the LGBTQI magazine The Star Observer. Previously a not-for-profit, community-owned organisation, The Star Observer was purchased by Out Publications in 2019. The Star Observer is produced in both print and online formats. www.starobserver.com.au
- Region Group Pty Ltd is based in Canberra and publishes locally sourced online news and editorial content from Canberra and the surrounding region. Its mastheads are RiotAct and AboutRegional. It was founded by Canberra-based tech entrepreneurs Tim White and Michael McGoogan. https://region.com.au/#publications
The Australian Press Council is responsible for promoting high standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest and freedom of expression through the media. Press Council members include the majority of Australia’s major newspaper, magazine, and online publishers.
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Dorothy Kennedy, the Australian Press Council’s media advisor, at Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org.