UK Editor Revives Hyperlocal Publication

By: Meghan Hartsell / Editors Web Log

Several papers have been closed in recent years, such as The Washington Independent . Another paper across the Atlantic that found itself getting the axe was the Worthing Sentinel. Paul Holden, who had been editing the publication since 2000, found himself out of a job. In response, he created a monthly magazine that has found success and has already published four issues, according to Press Gazette.

After the Sentinel fell victim to owner Newquest/Gannett’s cuts, Holden received hundreds of emails and calls from disappointed readers who enjoyed the unique publication. According to West Sussex website Doctor WatsOn, it had “an eclectic mix of fascinating articles on people, places, events, buildings and the history associated with the area.” Holden decided that because he had been writing and editing the paper by himself, he would recreate the publication on his own, writing the ads, delivering the paper, and collecting the money.
The decision seems to be paying off. Read more here

 

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