Rural media icon
The Courier’s managing director Norman Marston has been named an icon of SA rural media.
Mr Marston was honored by Rural Media SA at a ceremony in Adelaide last week.
He joins former Stock Journal editor Richard James, Advertiser columnist and author Angela Goode and gardening expert Jon Lamb as SA rural media icons.
The Marston family has owned and operated The Courier since 1952.
In that time the paper has grown from an eight-page publication into one of Australia’s leading country newspapers.
Mr Marston has been at the helm of The Courier since 1966.
“It is very humbling to be recognised in this way,” he said.
“My family and The Courier are fiercely committed to the Hills community.
“There have been a host of changes in the media landscape in recent times but country papers continue to play an important role for their readers and will do so for a long time to come.”