A hyperlocal news website has expanded into print with the launch of a monthly newspaper today.
The Brixton Bugle was published for the first time today with an initial print run of 5,000, which is being distributed at Brixton tube station and locations across the town, including the library, shops and businesses.
It builds on the success of hyperlocal site the Brixton blog which was started two years ago by Zoe Jewell but relaunched in February.
Journalist Tim Dickens left his job as reporter for Archant title the Ilford Recorder then to focus on the blog, which aims to provide up-to-the-minute news to people living and working in the area.
He said: “We are absolutely delighted to launch the Brixton Bugle today in the place we love.
“This is a grassroots newspaper that Zoe and and the team have done ourselves in our own homes. We have high hopes that it will quickly become established as a key part of Brixton life.
“Although it is only 8 pages we are already planning a bigger edition next month, and we hope it will quickly become fortnightly or even weekly.
“Because we live in Brixton we are able to respond quickly to breaking news, as well as cover community events and council meetings like no other news provider can. This signals the next chapter in the rise of hyperlocal journalism.”
The Brixton Blog has more than 1,000 page views per day.