Thursday, February 11, 2010

Independent regional titles flourishing in Cleethorpes

It's not all about regional newspapers consolidating and streamlining.

A heartening piece from Hold the Front Page which reports that an independent weekly newspaper set up in 2008 by two former Northcliffe executives is celebrating having reached its 100th issue.

Celebrations are happening at the Cleethorpes chronicle where

Despite the recession, the part paid-for, part-free title has gone from strength to strength and circulation has now grown to 11,000 copies a week.
The last paid-for weekly to distribute in the North East Lincolnshire seaside resort disappeared more than 30 years ago.

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