Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Growing opposition to council-run papers

Roy Greenslade writes:

There is growing pressure on the government to do something about the phenomenon of council-run newspapers that are felt to be competing with, and undermining, independent local papers.

Three large regional groups - Archant, Trinity Mirror and Northcliffe - are lobbying the government to outlaw publications that they claim are threatening some of their titles.

One key battleground is in London's Tower Hamlets, where the Archant-owned East London Advertiser is locked into a struggle with the council-owned East End Life .

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