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Local Newspaper
Local newspaper

A local, or regional, newspaper (also known as provincial if based outside London) is described by The Newspaper Society as

any publication in written form on newsprint or similar medium, published… at regular intervals not exceeding seven days, and available regionally rather than nationally (i.e. not available throughout all or most of the British Isles). It should contain news and information of a general nature, updated regularly, rather than being devoted to a specific interest or topic. (The Newspaper Society, 2004)

The larger regional newspapers have daily editions, morning or evening–or both. Added to this could be the fact that online editions of local newspapers can potentially reach a national – and global – audience and be updated constantly.

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