The messy business of funding the news

Things that people don’t realise about doing community newspapers like ours is that it costs money (or time) to secure advertising; that journalism (and editing and commissioning and design) costs more in our business model than printing actual papers and that people and advertisers love having actual, physical papers.

The big media companies didn’t pull out of communities because there was lots of money to be made. They pulled out because there wasn’t enough.

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