Thursday, August 18, 2011

Makes me feel a little cold

Wandering round local media outlets as I do I happened across the website of the Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle.

They look a pair of decent local papers, having been churning out the local news for well over a hundred years each.

But scroll down to the bottom of the page,

Supported by the Single Regeneration Budget, European Regional Development Fund & The Tame Valley Initiative
I don't know about you but I would find it hard to believe that, independently minded and local as they are, they would be comfortable writing up stories that are critical of EU legislation and so on. It is very hard to bite the hand that feeds you.


karmel said...

Don't worry, it doesn't seem like anything going on outside of the local area is really much in their line of fire.
"the concentration of the publications is on local news and pictures, together with an advertising mix [...] In fact, Reporter and Chronicle Newspapers are the main papers for property advertising"

Masaniello said...

Don't worry, nobody up here reads the Reporter. We all get the MEN for proper news and the Tameside Advertiser is free for the local 'fluff' stories about shaved kittens and the local non-league football sides.