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In its 95th year and more than three decades after it left its original home, The Canberra Times returns to the heart of the city. By the end of the ACT lockdown, Masthead’s newsroom, sales and circulation staff will move from their current building in Fyshwick to new offices in Civic. The move to the city is a homecoming for The Canberra Times, which began publishing on Mort Street in Braddon in 1926. Printing of the newspaper moved to Fyshwick in 1964, before editorial and advertising teams moved in 1987 to a specially built headquarters prominently located on the corner of Pirie and Newcastle streets. The closure of the Fyshwick printing press in 2020 created an opportunity to return to Canberra’s commercial and administrative center. The Canberra Times’ new office will be in one of the CBD’s leading office buildings at 12 Marcus Clarke Street. The location on the west side of the CBD is close to ANU as well as large commercial companies and public service departments. It also brings the editorial staff close to the Courts of Justice and the ACT Assembly, where existing agencies will be maintained. The Canberra Times is part of ACM, Australia’s largest independent media company. ACM CEO Tony Kendall said the move from Fyshwick to Civic demonstrated the company’s continued commitment to playing a key role in the daily life of the national city. “This move positions The Canberra Times strongly for the future,” Kendall said. “Right now we see the important role our journalism plays as ACT goes through lockdown.” With the support of our fast-growing family of digital subscribers, our loyal print readers, and our valued advertising partners, The Canberra Times will continue to keep Canberrans informed and connected. READ MORE: “I know how excited the entire team will be to return to work in new offices in the heart of Canberra.” ACM, privately owned by Antony Catalano and Alex Waislitz’s ASX-listed Thorney Investment Group, is considering all options for the more than 20,000-square-foot landmark location in Fyshwick. The company celebrated an important digital milestone last month when its major mastheads, led by The Canberra Times, reached the 100,000 mark in digital subscribers. The company also recently launched a national campaign, ACM ConnectNow, to encourage large advertising agencies and their clients to use the ACM network’s nationwide reach to connect to its highly engaged print and digital audience of 6.4 million a month. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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