New start for local newspaper

New editor for the Derwent Valley Gazette

Former long-serving Tasmanian Country and Mercury journalist, Roger Hanson, has been appointed as the Editor of the Derwent Valley Gazette.
Mr Hanson has 18 years experience in the print media, the last eight years as a key writer for primary industry focused on the Tasmanian Country. Mr Hanson comes from a rural background and has worked within Tasmania, interstate and overseas.
Roger Hanson
“The Gazette has always been unashamedly and proudly local and I intend to keep it that way”, Mr Hanson said. “I am excited by the opportunity to edit this iconic newspaper, at a time when the Valley and Highlands is really moving ahead.” 
The new appointment comes as The Mercury has entered into an agreement with Tasmanian company Font PR to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the weekly newspaper. Due to subsequent administrative changes, the next edition of The Gazette will now be published on Wednesday, 13th February.

Meet the new editor and owners

Roger Hanson and the owners from Font PR have invited local residents to share their thoughts about the future of the Derwent Valley, ahead of the Gazette’s relaunch on Thursday 13th February. The format will be informal and all ideas and questions are welcome with answers provided at the event.

When: Tuesday, 12th February 2019.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: Star & Garter Hotel, High St New Norfolk.
For more information phone: 6287 6122.

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