Legacy local news

Notes to accompany Exeter Observer community journalism courses and news writing seminars.

Legacy local news publishers

Trinity Mirror has been UK’s largest regional news publisher since buying Local World (126 titles) in October 2015:

PublisherTitlesShare
Trinity Mirror23721.3%
Johnston23320.9%
Newsquest21219.1%
Tindle12611.3%
Archant746.7%
Remaining 58 publishers23020.7%

Source: Monopolising Local News (Kings College London, 2016)

The five largest publishers now control nearly 80% of the UKs local and regional titles:

Consequences of consolidation:

Legacy local news

Exeter area legacy local newspapers:

NB losses/writedowns: 2018 £108m, 2019 £200m

Exeter area marketing magazines:

Exeter area independent local newspapers:

Exeter area independent local news websites:

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