Seven West Media has announced plans to retire the 36-year-old Community Newspapers brand, relaunching the products as PerthNow newspapers from August.
Seven West Media has announced plans to retire the 36-year-old Community Newspaper Group brand, relaunching the products as PerthNow newspapers from August.
The changes are expected to see the metropolitan newspaper group retain its 10 print publications, covering Yanchep to Coogee.
Community Newspaper Group had already transitioned its websites onto the existing PerthNow platform six months ago.
West Australian Newspapers editor Anthony De Ceglie, who oversees Seven West's regional, suburban and metropolitan mastheads and websites in WA, said the company was proud of its continued investment in newspapers and that the rebrand was designed to “shake up” local news.
Seven West took 100 per cent ownership of Community Newspaper Group after buying out News Corp in May 2019, which had held a 50.1 per cent stake in the group.
The business relocated to Seven West Media’s Osborne Park headquarters the following month.
The purchase followed the closure of five Community Newspaper Group mastheads in Perth's south-east and the northern suburbs and came three years after Seven West took over The Sunday Times.