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New Cue the music: former Q editors join newsletter publishing boom
After the Bauer Media music title’s pandemic-triggered demise last July, Q’s former staff are launching a weekly direct-to-inbox publication

Laura Snapes

25, Feb, 2021 @10:28 AM

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America's 'news deserts': the death of the great alt-weeklies
The Village Voice’s decision to end print publication is just the latest in an epidemic of free alternative newspaper closures in the US, which have left many cities with no local journalism at all. Is there hope for alt-weeklies?

Annalies Winny

23, Aug, 2017 @6:15 AM

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Metro climbs to second place in the circulation league
Free newspaper overtakes the Daily Mail and closes on the Sun on weekdays after giving away thousands of copies on London buses

Roy Greenslade

01, Dec, 2016 @12:09 PM

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What lies behind Trinity Mirror's return of four Metro franchises
Newspaper publishers are pursuing different strategies in order to make profits

Roy Greenslade

14, Sep, 2016 @9:39 AM

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City AM takes a revolutionary step by opening website to advertisers
London’s free business newspaper will allow brands and freelance writers to create content without any editorial involvement

Roy Greenslade

03, Jun, 2016 @7:13 AM

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The Evening Standard’s Sarah Sands: ‘I’m a journalist with a liking for drama’
Freesheet editor on working with Evgeny Lebedev, the exaggeration of the death of print – and her love of sewers

Jane Martinson

03, Apr, 2016 @5:10 PM

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Metro’s Ted Young: ‘Our job is as an anchor, telling the basic story’
Freesheet editor on being a one-nation paper, property porn - and being punched by Richard Desmond

Roy Greenslade

18, Oct, 2015 @5:29 PM

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Why Metro is still worth celebrating
Just look around your train and it’s clear there are lots of people who like still to pick up a newspaper and read some real news

Peter Preston

15, Feb, 2015 @9:05 AM

Newspaper subjected to dirty tricks campaign offers €5,000 reward

Editor mystified by sabotage plot

Roy Greenslade

05, Sep, 2014 @8:43 AM

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Eric Pickles: I'll shut council freesheets that publish 'propaganda on the rates'
Communities secretary targets five Labour-led London boroughs, where he says free press is being put out of business

Alexandra Topping and agencies

17, Apr, 2014 @5:47 PM

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Daily Telegraph hires City AM editor
Editor of financial freesheet Allister Heath appointed deputy editor of Daily Telegraph to help drive digital strategy. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

31, Mar, 2014 @10:20 AM

An idea for the Lebedevs - how about launching a paper called iMetro?

Roy Greenslade indulges in a fantasy by imagining a merger between the Independent's little sister and the leading UK free daily

Roy Greenslade

06, Mar, 2014 @11:09 AM

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