Local newspapers getting crushed by their own weight

From time to time, we’ll be linking to content of a national, perhaps even international perspective, which we feel has some relevance to the people of Croydon. Thus, take a look at this piece from PaidContent on the future of local newspapers, then take a look at the Advertiser‘s website…

The editor of Trinity Mirror’s Birmingham Post, in a speech he’s due to deliver to West Midlands’ CBI this Thursday, paints a frank assessment of why the news biz is in trouble: “But don’t feel too sorry for it,” Marc Reeves says.

“I spent the last 15 years of my newspaper career regularly attending industry conferences in which the threats and opportunities of the internet were endlessly discussed and analysed. Pretty much everything that has come to pass was predicted, but what did the big newspaper groups do? Very little that was right, it turns out.

To read the article in full, click here: Redundant Regional Editor: Newspapers Getting Crushed By Their Own Weight | paidContent:UK.

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