From the Editor – Government News is bigger, better, brighter

Government News has been delivering the stories behind government administration and policy since 1981. That’s 36 years, or half a human lifetime.

It has thousands of readers, in all levels of government, and many more outside of government. Our  philosophy is to cover the stories the mainstream press misses, but which appeal to those interested in the workings of government and the stories behind the stories.

I was recently appointed editor of Government News. I have resolved to make the publication even better. Over the coming months you will see many changes, including a newsletter and website redesign.

One significant change we have made already – the addition of two extra stories to the bi-weekly newsletter, which comes out Tuesdays and Fridays.

As you are no doubt aware, we moved with the times and ceased publishing a print edition over a year ago. While many bemoan the decline of print, it is a fact of life in the 21st century that very many publications have moved to online only.

This has changed the nature of journalism. People today want shorter, sharper articles – content that is to the point and relevant to their lives. That is what we try to do at Government News.

And next year we will be introducing a new Focus Forum each month, on such areas as fleet management and procurement, as an online equivalent of the print edition special features.

We are also initiating a subscription drive. If you have chanced upon the website, or are reading someone else’s copy of the newsletter, you can get your own copy in your inbox twice a week by subscribing. It costs nothing!

For advertisers and others wishing to reach our readership, we have attractive rates and a number of options, including white papers, direct marketing, display ads, native content and a range of other channels.

I’m always happy to hear from readers with any ideas or feedback. Contact me on


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