News Corp Australia has launched a campaign to thank retail workers who have helped deliver newspapers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of newsagents, supermarket staff and petrol and convenience workers are being acknowledged by the publisher for ensuring newspaper customers were able to access coverage during the pandemic.
“Beyond the newsroom, there is a network of extraordinary people who work tirelessly through the night and into the dawn to ensure that our papers are printed, transported, sold or delivered to the 2.8 million Australians who turn to us for trusted news and information,” says Damian Eales, chief operating officer for publishing at News Corp Australia.
“Like our journalists and print centre employees, these distribution and retail workers - such as newsagents - are among the unrecognised people who stayed on the retail front-lines, determined to help keep Australia informed and connected.
“They’re the vital force we rely upon to ensure that news can continue to reach thousands of communities across our nation, and help to share the amazing stories that our journalists uncover. To them, we say thank you for your dedication and commitment.”
The Thank You campaign launches today in print across News Corp’s metro and regional newspapers and will run for a week.
Last month News Corp Australia expanded the availability of its newspapers to Chemist Warehouse as it reported a spike in demand for news. As part of the deal, 100 Chemist Warehouse stores now sell The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser.
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