Tag Archive | "local newspapers"

Newsquest’s sweary kids promote local media’s superpowers

Local newspapers have had a hard time of it in recent years, what with shrinking circulations and a fall in advertisers. Read the full story

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The ever-increasing woes of a regional press boss

Oh, to be a chief executive of a regional newspaper company in these straitened times. Read the full story

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Publisher eager to fill local void left by Johnston Press

Johnston Press has come in for a lot of criticism after announcing its plans to close a raft of local newspapers, but one publisher has seen an opportunity to offer a lifeline to redundant journalists. Read the full story

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The state of the nation

Plunging sales revenues lead remorselessly to paywalls. Free news is an experiment that has cost thousands upon thousands of journalist jobs and threatens to destroy the independence of the press. It could be argued that the BBC’s relentless drive to be the biggest and most powerful news organisation in the UK is, actually, even more of a threat. Read the full story

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Ad revenue at Newsquest falls

Advertising revenue at regional publisher Newsquest has fallen by nearly eight per cent in the last three months of 2010, according to Hold the Front Page. Read the full story

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“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)


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