GMG closes its last two local papers

The Woking News and Mail and the Woking Review are being closed by Guardian Media Group, bringing an end to the publisher’s association with local newspapers.The owner of the Guardian said it made the “regrettable” decision because it had received no viable offers to keep the loss-making papers going.

The Review was first published in 1933 and is believed to be the oldest free paper in the world, and nine journalists are thought to be affected by its closure.

Both titles will be published for the final time on 17 March.

(Source: Press Gazette)




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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