Ben Hawke, ARR.News
Community owned through the Richmond River Independent Community Association, the Richmond River Independent covers the Richmond Valley and Kyogle areas in Northern New South Wales. Ben Hawke spent some time on the job with the editor, Susanna Freymark, and Bob Mills, the Association President.
Cape York Weekly is the only locally-owned paper on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. While I was travelling around country Queensland, I spoke with the Weekly's Editor, Matt Nicholls, about the origins of the paper, how he got to be the editor and the future of independents.