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'The death of the local press', Journalism Education, Vol 4 (1) 2015

TEMPLE, Michael (2015) 'The death of the local press', Journalism Education, Vol 4 (1) 2015. Journalism Education, 4 (1). pp. 72-79. ISSN 2050-3903

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This paper takes a clinical look at the current state of one of Britain’s most treasured
artefacts – the local printed newspaper – and points the way towards the likely
future. The evidence is overwhelming: rapidly declining sales and radical cost-cutting exercises indicate the daily local printed newspaper will soon be dead. The traditional audience is also literally dying – and to most of our young people, the idea of getting news twelve hours after it has happened in a form which dirties your hands and involves felling half a forest, looks as quaint as relying on a carrier pigeon for the latest football scores. Not only that, but there has been a failure to both prepare and then adapt to the new media landscape.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Michael TEMPLE
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 09:47
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2674

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