Channel 4 News has looked at the threat posed by local council newspaper-style publications to the local press.
It reported yesterday on the planned launch of The News, the new free publication planned by Barking & Dagenham Council, and had interviews with East London Advertiser group editor Malcolm Starbrook, Barking and Dagenham Post reporter Karen Moss and Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, who stressed the importance of an independent local press.
You can see the report by Benjamin Cohen here on the Channel 4 website.
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