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Industry body welcomes BBC move

The Newspaper Society has welcomed the Government’s announcement that the BBC has been asked to review and redefine the purposes and aims of its online services, following an independent review by Philip Graf. This week saw the culmination of the

Newspaper ad revenues 'hit by BBC', says industry body

The BBC’s online activities are threatening the profitability of regional newspapers, says the Newspaper Society. The society has told a review of BBC Online that it is concerned that public money is being used by the BBC to create “electronic

Local press voices fears over BBC's web work

The regional press has moved to protect its position in the face of increased competition from the BBC’s regional websites. An official review of the services provided by BBC Online is being conducted by former Trinity Mirror chief executive Philip

Fight is on to save newspaper service

An industry body is fighting to save the newspaper registration service – which allows newspapers to be sent by post at a specially reduced rate. It was set up to enable publishers to reach readers living in remote areas not

Local newspaper week is here again

Today sees the start of Local Newspaper Week, celebrating the important work done by the local and regional press throughout the country. Now in its fifth year, the week is organised by the Newspaper Society and incorporates the Prince’s Trust

Your chance to highlight regional journalism

Local Newspaper Week this year runs from June 24-30, and will highlight the work of the regional newspaper industry and its special relationship with local communities. A record number of local and regional papers took part in last year’s campaign,

Media controls set for reform

Competition law looks set to replace old-fashioned over-complicated media ownership controls. The Draft Communications Bill, unveiled by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell and Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt, will abolish unique controls and restrictions which apply to newspaper mergers. It has been

Publishers reps join committee

Representatives of some of the UK’s regional newspaper publishers havebeen elected to places on the Council of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The three seats for regional paid newspapers will be taken by GeoffreyCopeman, of Eastern Counties Newspapers, Robert Hughes

Fears voiced over new controls on the media

Proposed media ownership rules could increase the restrictions on local newspapers, the Newspaper Society has claimed. It believes the Government’s consultation paper “completely fails to understand how newspapers and regional media markets operate”. The comments came in the Society’s response

Two key appointments at Newspaper Society

Jim Brown, chairman of Newsquest Media Group, has taken over as chairman of The Newspaper Society’s new Marketing Committee. David Hoath, national development manager at the Society, has become its new marketing director. The key appointments reflect a refocusing of

New names, new roles

The Newspaper Society has announced the promotion of two members of its senior management team: Santha Rasaiah and Lynne Anderson. Previously head of Political, Editorial and Regulatory Affairs, Santha becomes PERA director, while Lynne, previously head of communications, becomes communications