News Corp is embarking on a major shift away from printed newspapers, with scores of regional and community papers to move to digital only editions.
From June 29, the bulk of News Corp’s regional and community titles will only be available online.
Chief executive Michael Miller says it means some job roles will change and that will regretfully lead to job losses.
Major regional titles, including The Geelong Advertiser and Hobart Mecury, are safe for now and will continue to publish a traditional newspaper; however Melbourne’s Leader newspapers will be impacted severely.
Twenty Leader newspapers will shift to a digital-only option, while seven Melbourne Leader mastheads will cease publication.
They are Manningham, Preston, Diamond Valley, Heidleberg, Sunbury-Macedon, Progress, and Northcote.
The number of jobs to be lost is yet to be confirmed.