The closure of WIN Television newsrooms is a sobering blow for regional media, but not a very shocking one.
Staff at WIN's, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Hervey Bay newsrooms were told on Wednesday that they would be out of work from June 28. The decision to close the newsrooms is a commercial one and one that again starkly illustrates the challenges facing all regional media.
This means it is likely no Dubbo content will be shown on WIN news bulletins from July onward.
It's not that long ago that the local newspaper, local radio and local TV were the only sources of local news, financially supported by local (and national) advertisers that happily paid for access to those audiences.
But the internet has changed all that.
Metropolitan media has suffered the most from the loss of revenue as myriad new advertising avenues have opened up, but regional media has also been impacted.
And if it's no longer commercially viable for WIN to continue producing local news for Dubbo, Orange, Wagga, Albury and Hervey Bay, then we should not be shocked by Wednesday's announcement - but we can be saddened.
The loss of any local media naturally means the loss of local stories. They are the stories that are dear to us all, and the challenge for journalists in the Daily Liberal newsroom is to keep telling those stories even as the media landscape around us keeps changing.
And there have been changes of late in Dubbo.
Within the space of a month Dubbo will see our masthead change ownership and now - the WIN newsroom - lost for good.
The Daily Liberal will have a new owner from July 1 when the sale of Australian Community Media to a private consortium headed by Antony Catalano comes into effect.
Through all that change, though, one thing remains the same: The importance of local journalism.
And if people want local journalism to survive, then they must support it.
The Daily Liberal is committed to the future of Dubbo, but our readers must show that same commitment to us.
That's why we appreciate those who subscribe to our website and pay for the paper, you are helping us stay alive in a commercially harsh environment, and we appreciate your support.
Please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com or call the Daily Liberal office if you think there is a local story that needs to be told, I am always happy to listen to our readers, you are who we write for and you've always been important to us.