Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How much does it cost to produce a council newspaper?

The answer is nearly £28,000 per copy at least if you live in Salford,Greater Manchester.

The Salford star which as it points out,struggles to get back into print,has obtained figures which

under the Freedom of Information Act show that over the eight issues of Salford Life between March 2009 and October 2009, the Council spent just over £63,000 of its own advertising budget on Life in Salford magazine, as well as a further £36,664 subsidy to prop it up. adding that if

our sums are right, the Council is spending an average of £15,335 per issue on actually producing the magazine, plus £7,879 from its own advertising budget which it puts down as `income', plus a subsidy of £4,583. This makes a total of £27,797 per month on Life in Salford magazine, or a yearly average total of £333,564.


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