Today marks a year since the Federal Government announced a policy of decentralising the public…
As you likely know by now, Facebook has said ‘Zuck you’ to the Australian Government’s proposed media bargaining laws and locked up the Facebook accounts of publishers, small and large, nationwide.
So your newsfeed looks a little different. Gone is HerCanberra’s main Facebook page—and we’re devastated at the loss of 10 years of community-building—but so are the hard-won Facebook presences of a lot of other important players who make our city’s news and lifestyle content some of the best in the country.
So we wanted to put together a short and sharp list of publishers all Canberrans—especially those new to the city—should follow, along with what they do best, and their links and social handles. After all, it’s never been more important to support our local media and publishers!
The Canberra Times
This ex-Fairfax, now Australian Community Media-owned newspaper is Canberra’s OG news bible. Their reporters cover everything a traditional paper should, from international headlines to local breaking news.
Especially excellent for coverage of the ACT Legislative Assembly and local government.
A blend of local and community news delivered across a website, social channels and video channels, RiotACT’s team of news journalists cover everything from breaking news to happenings around Canberra to profiling our most fascinating people.
If you love regional news, this is one to follow, as they’re seriously committed to giving voice to those in the areas surrounding Canberra.
Well…come on—we couldn’t leave ourselves off the list!
Luckily, there are some silver linings to this Facebook cloud. Our kickass HerCanberra Food & Drink page (a must-follow for foodies!) and HerCanberra ACTIVE page (all things sport, wellness and movement) are still live and we’d love for you to join our HerCanberra Click + Connect group—a Facebook group for HerCanberra readers!
Out in Canberra
HerCanberra’s fellow player in the nightlight and food space with breaking lifestyle news. We often jostle for scoops on new places to eat or event announcements, but the truth is that these guys really know their stuff—and are a great bunch of people.
They’ve even started a local news round-up on their (still active) Facebook page to share what the rest of us can’t. What legends!
With community at its heart, Canberra Weekly covers the stories that matter to you—whether about local schools, police news, sport, food and recipes, or even fashion.
Keep an eye out for their weekly magazine around town.
Amelia Bidgood has spent the last few years building a dedicated foodie following that gives you the lowdown on venues across Canberra—big and small, old and new.
She also runs food tours for those wanting to get up close and personal with Canberra’s hidden gems!
Covering arts, city happenings, community news and in-depth profiles of Canberrans, City News is your weekly dose of all things Canberra.
Pick up their weekly printed magazine around town.
Radio wouldn’t be the same without ABC Canberra broadcasting locally from their Dickson studio.
Everything you need to know, when you need to know it—with a hefty dose of all-important music and talkback too.
Your local broadcaster with a younger audience in mind—keep an ear out for breaking news, interviews with big names, and great music. Oh, and giveaways!
Mix106.3 is all about delivering quality talkback with the best hits from the past few decades. Love retro? This is the place for you.
Community radio never sounded so good. Founded in 1973 as ANU Radio, 2XX is your home of community news, diverse programming and excellent music.