Friday, August 7, 2009

Are councils publishing newspapers beginning to see the financial light?

Roy Greenslade writes:

Some councils appear to be rowing back on acting as newspaper publishers. Doncaster has joined Cornwall in closing its monthly newsprint paper.

Doncaster's mayor, Peter Davies, says his council will make a saving of £67,000 a year by scrapping the misnamed Doncaster News.

He told the Doncaster Free Press: "It is simply council propaganda and an exercise in distorting unpalatable truths."

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