Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Editor's Death Caused Rival Papers to Come Together to Form the Daily News and Mail

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Editor's Death Caused Rival Papers to Come Together to Form the Daily News and Mail

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THE Daily News and Mail made its bow to the community for the first time on Saturday, August 1, 1925.

After preliminary announcements, the new masthead was introduced, the results of the amalgamation of the Bundaberg Daily News and the Bundaberg Mail after more than 18 years in competition.

Circumstances made it desirable to combine the two papers, but there would be no reduction in service to the public, the Daily News and Mail editor wrote.

"Newspapers are growing concerns, and the cost of producing them grows steadily too. The expense of supplying that news service which is the newspaper's primary reason for existence is increasing as the range of subjects on which journal must purvey information to their readers expands beyond the original compass of the newsletter which was the early fore runner of the modern newspaper as we know it today," he said.

The change came about following the death on April 9 that year of Daily News editor and managing director Steve Walker at the age of 54 after an illness of two months. …

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