Friday, December 15, 2006



Trinity Mirror "said it will off-load its...newspapers in the...South East...Rival publisher Johnston understood to be interested in the regional newspapers up for sale."

(Source : "Trinity to sell Racing Post", Business Argus, December 15 2006)

If Johnston Press (JP) buy Trinity's East Surrey and Sussex Newspapers (which includes Crawley News), then Crawley Observer and Crawley News are likely to become one.

That would mean only one newspaper for Crawley - JP - just as Worthing has one JP newspaper (Worthing Herald), Haywards Heath (JP-Mid Sussex Times), Horsham (JP-West Sussex County Times), and West Sussex County Council 'Sunday Readers' (JP-West Sussex Gazette).

Johnston Press would have an unhealthy control and monopoly of the printed word throughout West Sussex.

Not a pretty thought for local democracy - of, by and for the people....but a lucrative thought for the local plutocracy - of, by and for the powerful.

If there were more solidarity, Richard, perhaps we would fight those situations of monopoly off by not buying their papers.

Warmest Christmas to you all.
Richard has just told me he has problems with his PC. Please keep in touch.
I understand TrinMirror have decided on a strategic change of direction, and are shedding many regionals.

'suppose this add many more journo redundancies to this years heap.
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?