Journalists at a weekly newspaper found themselves in the spotlight when they were filmed by a BBC television crew after celebrating a rise in circulation.
The Sidmouth Herald’s circulation rose by 1.4pc to 6,402 in the latest ABC figures published last week and it was the only paid-for title in the South West to see its sales increase.
Following publication of the figures, journalists from the Archant title’s Exeter office were filmed by a local television crew from the BBC Spotlight regional news programme for a piece which was broadcast last Friday.
The Herald was one of just 13 paid-for weeklies to see a rise in circulation and it came after the title also had an increase of 0.68pc in the ABC fgures for the first half of 2012.
Group editor Phil Griffin said: “There can be few, if any, newspapers which have grown readership in such a way over the past 12 months. It’s down to solid reporting and active promotions work – a real team effort.”
The circulation success follows Stefan Gordon taking over as content editor last April and giving the paper a new direction, with a focus on human interest stories and community events.