So it is speculatively suggested by Robert Peston’s sources that the Indy could go free, if Alexander Lebedev owned it (see Patrick Smith’s summary at this link) but in the meantime, there’s other freesheet news to report:
Trinity Mirror Southern is launching the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle as a free weekly title from the end of next week; the http://www.fulhamchronicle.co.uk online.
There’s one new job opening too: Trinity Mirror Southern is “in the process of recruiting an additional full time multimedia journalist” it said today.
The Kensington & Chelsea News is to become the Kensington & Chelsea Chronicle, and the Paddington, Marylebone & Pimlico Mercury will be re-born as the Westminster Chronicle – part paid for, part free distribution.
The London Informer will cease publication – but no jobs are affected, the company confirmed.
“The changes to our publishing strategy and the investments we are making will enable us to reach and inform a wider audience than ever before, which will in turn, benefit the local communities we serve,” said Simon Edgley, managing director of Trinity Mirror Southern.
“The regional press has always had a strong and proud tradition of keeping citizens informed about their communities and campaigning on local issues, and I believe the progressive steps we are taking here will considerably enhance our position in that hugely important role.”