The one theme has been present over the course of the 20 years in which HoldtheFrontPage has been in existence is that nothing stays the same for long
Industry consolidation, the digital revolution, new newsgathering techniques that were unimaginable at the start of the new century have changed the industry beyond recognition.
Famous old names like Northcliffe, Trinity and Johnston Press have disappeared, while many once proud daily and weekly titles are no more.
But while print circulations have plummeted, the growth in digital audiences has seen regional newsbrands reaching bigger audiences than ever before, even if it has not yet compensated for the loss of revenues the print readers brought in.
Through it all, HoldtheFrontPage has been there to record every twist and turn in the industry’s evolution while continuing to highlight the latest job opportunities for those wanting to work in it.
Here is our timeline of 20 years of change in the regional press, interweaving the story of the industry’s development with our own journey over the past two decades.
HTFP celebrates 20 years of providing news and jobs for UK journalists. Read more here.
BBC local democracy reporting scheme launched in partnership with the regional press. Read more here.
INM announces sale of London titles to Archant. Read more here.
Newsquest buys Dimbleby Newspapers, headed by broadcaster David Dimbleby, for £8m. Read more here.