Papua New Guinea Post-Courier

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Papua New Guinea Post-Courier
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)News Corp
FoundedJune 1969
HeadquartersLawes Road, Konedobu,
Port Moresby
CountryPapua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier is a newspaper based in Konedobu, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.[1]

It was established on 30 June 1969. Its parent company, The Herald and Weekly Times (later purchased by News Corp Australia), had acquired what had then been the two main newspapers in Papua New Guinea, the three-days-a-week South Pacific Post and the twice-weekly New Guinea Times Courier, and decided to amalgamate them into one publication. It was the first national daily newspaper in Papua New Guinea.[2]

Luke Sela was editor from 1978 to 2000.[3]

With a circulation of 41,000, the Post-Courier is the largest selling Pacific Island newspaper.[when?][4] The paper is majority owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The Post-Courier's readership is mainly urban, and it is considered to be influential in the community.[5]

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  1. ^ Home page. Papua New Guinea Post-Courier. Retrieved on 20 August 2013. " Head Office Lawes Road, Konedobu P.O. Box 85 Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea."
  2. ^ "HANK NELSON looks at Papua New Guinea's early newspapers . . ". Papua New Guinea Post-courier. International, Australia. 19 December 1972. p. 20 (PROGRESS IN PRINT SUPPLEMENT). Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Former PNG news editor Luke Sela dies". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2007.
  4. ^ Martin, Shannon E.; David A. Copeland (2003). The Function of Newspapers in Society: A Global Perspective. Praeger/Greenwood. pp. 68–69. ISBN 0-275-97398-0. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  5. ^ "Pacific Islands Monthly". P.I.M. 46 (1975). Pacific Publications: 13. 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-11.

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