Category Archives: local newspapers

Why it’s unwise to compare journalists of yesterday and today

I am not immune to indulging in nostalgia, as my recent lament to regional newspapers’ vanishing printing presses shows. So I will cut Pat Prentice a little slack for his tribute to his friend and colleague David Watts. It is comforting … Continue reading

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Why KFC is worth a front-page splash

Yet again, the Worcester News’s choice of story for its front page has riled the Twitterati. Yesterday’s paper revealed that another KFC takeaway, the city’s second, is to open. But our decision to splash on the story drew derision from some, … Continue reading

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After 300 proud years, the presses fall silent in Worcester

For the first time in 30 years I am working for a daily newspaper that is not printed in the building where it is written and edited. The last copy of the Worcester News rolled off its ageing press in Hylton Road this summer, and more … Continue reading

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Twitterati sneers as Worcester News live-blogs opening of new Aldi supermarket

THE twitterati were aflutter yesterday at a decision by the Worcester News to live-blog the opening of a new Aldi supermarket in the city. One shopper queued for several hours to be the supermarket’s first customer and win a wide-screen television. About … Continue reading

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Secrets to growing your readership through Facebook and Twitter

  The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) has for the first time published six-monthly figures for regional press social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Topping the league for the biggest year-on-year increase for Facebook likes and Twitter followers is the Norwich-based … Continue reading

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Has the regional press got its mojo back?

We are not an industry in decline, we are an industry that is changing. We stand not at the edge of an abyss, but at the beginning of a renaissance. Continue reading

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