EAGLEHAWK resident Margaret Brown is in a good position to judge the changes to the newspaper industry.
The 85-year-old has read every edition of the Bendigo Advertiser in her adult life. Mrs Brown said she approved of the paper's recent re-design but said it "hasn't really changed a great deal".
"It's a bit cleaner, I like that with the new pages," she said. "I still read the general news, then straight to the footy news."
Mrs Brown said she always looked out for stories on the Geelong Football Club, which was coached by her brother Peter Pianto.
She said the biggest transformation to the paper was when the births and deaths moved from the front to the classified section 60 years ago.
At home, a photo from the Bendigo Advertiser of her engagement as a 21-year-old has taken pride of place. She said her favourite part about getting the paper now was reading it with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.