Category Archives: Croydon Advertiser

Guildford-based Sadvertiser to merge into London website

The Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is about to dump its own dedicated website. In the latest move in the slow, painful and largely self-inflicted demise of the borough’s own local newspaper, it is being  reported that the newspaper’s publishers are to … Continue reading

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They’re wild about Harry. But Harry’s not wild about Croydon

Red faces all round at a small-circulation newspaper based in Guildford, after they ran a story about Prince Harry planning to attend a charity dinner at Croydon Town Hall last night. Problem is, the charity doesn’t exist. And there was … Continue reading

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Year Zero at Sadvertiser as local paper abandons archive

It’s as if nothing has happened in Croydon over the past 15 years, if the website of the Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is anything to go by. The non-local paper, which abandoned its home town in 2013 to save a few … Continue reading

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More redundancies at free paper take news off the agenda

Most of the journalists – or at least, any journalists who are left – at local free papers the Croydon Guardian and the Sutton Guardian have been put on notice of redundancy by the company which owns them, Newsquest, in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s silly season stats which do not stand up to scrutiny

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The infamous maxim that if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth has flourished in Croydon this week. STEVEN DOWNES is just glad the silly season is over Thank goodness it’s September. I wouldn’t usually … Continue reading

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Former Advertiser reporter: ‘the paper is now beyond saving’

Gareth Davies, until recently the Croydon Advertiser’s chief reporter, has today supplemented his Friday night Twitter outburst about the decline of the newspaper with a detailed essay which picks apart the decade-long disinvestment in local journalism, and journalists, by the … Continue reading

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Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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