Tag Archives: Croydon Sadvertiser

Advertiser’s circulation falls below 5,000 per week for first time

Our local meeja correspondent, RAY GREENSLIDE, sifts through some figures which suggest the demise of a once proud Croydon institution The Croydon Sadvertiser, under the editorship of Andy Worden, sold a miserable 3,533 copies in one sorry week last year. … Continue reading

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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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Two-thirds of Croydon Guardian staff to quit the paper

This week’s edition of the local free newspaper, the Croydon Guardian, could be the last seen in the borough for a while. It will certainly be the very last newspaper on which journalists with good contacts and an understanding of … 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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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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Sadvertiser circulation slumps by 70,000 in four years

The Redhill-based Sadvertiser has seen its circulation crash by 70,000 copies in four years, to the point where the local paper is on average now selling fewer than 8,000 copies each week. The collapse in sales for the Sadvertiser – … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

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