VicNews, The Victorian News was first published by Ashley Geelan – the editor of Kinglake Ranges News – in August 1992 with the assistance of Montmorency Secondary College librarians (thanks Barbara Clements) and Diamond Valley Library.
Democracy has almost died. We are heading back to feudalism. Our system of government “democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried,” (Churchill, 1947) is now in dire straits.
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Kinglake Ranges News began as a university project then became a work in progress. It still is. Through hard work and many late nights we became – and now are – a leading news site, ranked as the #45,703 website of all Australian websites.
Despite claims to contrary, Google (and social media generally ) have not destroyed the advertising “rivers of gold” that media outlets once relied upon for revenue. Google has actually empowered independent journalism. They’ve just destroyed it for media moguls.