Papers could lose £40m in council ads

Newspapers could miss out on £40m of annual revenue, reports Press Gazette, as councils seek to stop advertising planning notices in the local press.

The Local Government Association suggested the move as departments continue to look for ways to save money ahead of budget cuts.

The average council pays £105,000 a year to its local newspaper to print notices that are available online and in council newsletters.

The LGA argues that the rules predate the internet and should be brought up to date. (Source: Press Gazette)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

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)


Subscribe to Media Digest via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Media Digest and receive notifications of new stories by email.

Latest Media Industry News, Independent News and Media, UK