A couple of weeks back Ottawa saw the launch of a new local community newspaper, Capital City News. Produced by Sun Media as a grass roots publication, the newspaper is published in weekly neighbourhood variants across the region.
“We’ve been trying to get to as many communities as we can, so that’s been our challenge for Week 1, trying to get to as many places as we can across the city,” said the publications’s editor Jason Marshall in a story in the The Ottawa Sun. “We’ll be going to 167,000 homes from Orleans to Stittsville, and points in between.”
I finally got a chance to check out an issue this week, the Orleans edition. I counted one news story, five news in briefs, one sports story among all the PR stories and advertisements. I’m not sure what value it will have for readers, but I’m sure advertisers will be happy to reach so many homes.
- Decoding the News: Bias in Newspapers (theconservativeidealist.com)
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- What newspaper are your children reading? (Feb, 1935) (modernmechanix.com)