Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Paper Moves to New Home

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Paper Moves to New Home

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FROM humble beginnings in 1861 as the Rockhampton Bulletin, to becoming Central Queensland's leading local news source, The Morning Bulletin has grown from strength to strength.

The paper has encountered many milestones, including the celebration of 150 years in 2011, and now it has one more to add to the history books -- a fresh, new and modern permanent site.

The Morning Bulletin is now at 220 Bolsover St, and editor Frazer Pearce said the staff were proud to have moved to a new address they could call home.

"Having worked at The Bully myself for 16 years, it's exciting to see a new chapter unfold in Rockhampton's second-oldest businesses," he said.

"Many locals will be familiar with The Morning Bulletin's former home for many decades, the heritage-listed building on Quay St, next door to the Criterion Hotel.

"It was in that building that I began my career with The Morning Bulletin.

"We are excited to move into a fresh new location, with modern fittings and a tailored newsroom for our journalists and photographers to work from."

Capricornia Newspapers general manager Phill LePetit best described the new site as: "A sharp, new, engaging environment in which staff can feel that the level of professional output matches the working environment."

Having started at The Morning Bulletin in June 2010, Mr LePetit said he was very pleased with the result of the new premises, on which the business and The Carr Group director Rob Carr had been working very closely together.

"It's a very professional space Rob Carr has developed for The Morning Bulletin," he said.

"Rob has gone out of his way to ensure the standard of materials used and the appearance has not been compromised.

"Moving forward, this modern location will give us as a business the opportunity to continue to grow our organisation as the premier news-gathering, news-first and locally relevant content in Central Queensland through the diverse range of platforms we have, including print, web, social media and mobile. …

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