Tag Archives: local newspapers

More Bad News for Newspapers

For those of us who care about the future of newspapers in print there was distressing news this week when JPI Media announced the loss of 70 editorial jobs across their network of regional papers. As you may recall, JPI Media took ownership of the newspaper group last year after Johnston Press went into administration. […]

Mixed Signals on Local Papers

The Cairncross Review into the future of the UK news industry was published this morning. While I haven’t yet had the opportunity to look at it in detail (it runs to 157 pages!), there are some interesting recommendations, including greater regulation of social media platforms and the creation of an Institute for Public Interest News. […]

Happy New Year

First of all, may I begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year. You don’t need to be Mystic Meg to predict that the year is likely to be dominated by Brexit. On the political front the posh boys on the Tory right (Johnson, Rees Mogg, etc) may well succeed in their desire to […]

Review of 2018

I can’t imagine that too many people will be looking back on 2018 with any degree of fondness. On the political front, the never ending Brexit saga has moved from tragedy to farce and has also demonstrated that the current crop of UK politicians are a fairly mediocre and uninspiring bunch. As if that wasn’t […]

The Press Release is Not Dead

For several years now I’ve been reading articles in the PR trade press telling me that the press release is in a similar state to Monty Python’s legendary parrot – it is dead, it is no more, it has ceased to be, etc The argument, put forward by the likes of Government Comms Chief Alex […]

Local Papers Stay Local

Local papers stay local When I travel around Britain I always buy a local paper wherever I stay as I think that it tells you a great deal about the town or city in question. The nation’s high streets all look the same these days, they all have M&S, Tesco, Costa, Waterstones etc. Even the […]

Poor coverage of women’s sport

Players and administrators in women’s sport regularly complain that they are underfunded when compared to their male counterparts. Their argument is that the poor media coverage of their sport leads to fewer sponsorship and other commercial sources of income being available to them. Recent events at my local rugby club would seem to suggest that […]