Networks of outsourced sub-editors, linked by computers, could edit most newspapers , according to Bruce Davidson, the CEO of Australian Associated Press (AAP).
In 1991, Davidson was a founder of Pagemasters, now a subsidiary of AAP. Pagemasters operations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK provided complete design, editing and production services for a range of metropolitan, regional and community newspapers and weekly and monthly magazines. It specialised in administering content online and on digital platforms.
It was this service which allowed Fairfax newspapers to outsource much of its sub-editing.