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2021

The pandemic continued to highlight the powerful role news brands hold in helping the public navigate the ongoing crisis. An Ofcom report found newspapers are one of the top media sources on Covid-19, reaffirming the importance of trusted, quality...

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2020

The coronavirus pandemic cast a spotlight on the vital importance of trusted news and information produced by news media publishers, with audiences for local and national journalism rising sharply, amidst repeated national lockdowns and restrictions. Facing unprecedented declines in...

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2019

The industry welcomed the publication of the Cairncross review which made a series of detailed recommendations on how to support local news media.  One of the key recommendations, also made by the Furman review, was for a CMA market...

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2018

Following an industry wide Free the Press campaign coordinated by the NMA, the Government announced that it would formally close the Leveson Inquiry and would not commence Section 40, seeking its repeal at the earliest opportunity. National publishers launched The...

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2016

In February, Johnston Press acquired the i for £24 million. The BBC and the News Media Association announced the ground-breaking Local News Partnership to boost local journalism in the UK. The scheme will see the BBC invest £8 million annually...

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2015

In October 2015, Trinity Mirror announced the acquisition of Local World for £220 million, demonstrating the publisher’s firm belief in the future of local news media. Newspapers grew their UK monthly print and online reach to more than 47 million...

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1999

Trinity merges with Mirror Group Newspapers in a deal worth £1.3 billion. Newsquest is bought by US publisher Gannett for £904 million. Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers is bought by Johnston Press for £266m. Major regional press groups launch electronic...

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