29 June 2006

Media in the north-west

I just came across an interesting website called ConnectMedia North West. Lots of local media links, including to our new regional paper, the North West Enquirer. I've become quite fond of the NWE, even though I don't buy it as often as I ought. It's rare to find a newspaper that offers a truly regional overview and sees the bigger picture. Our local paper, the dear old Chron, is pretty good for a city paper - it covers plenty of local news and has some interesting features - but it doesn't position itself within the region, so it has a kind of stand-alone aura about it. If you were a Martian landing on Earth and you found yourself in Chester, picking up the Chronicle would give you a very narrow view of what's going on around you.

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