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Celebrating the influential power of the local newspaper

19 June 2014 · By Peter Marsh

Image of a local newspaper with a large heart shape cut out of the center.

Let’s hear it for the UK’s Newspaper Society (NS), which celebrated Local Newspaper Week last month. During this year’s event, the NS launched “Making a Difference,” a campaign designed to highlight local media’s ability to influence the lives of individuals in a way that no other media can. 

As part of this this campaign, several UK celebrities share their thoughts on the importance of local newspapers in a very direct, compelling and uniquely personal manner. 

Here are three examples: 

Actress Dame Helen Mirren“By reporting on local events and performances, local and regional newspapers play an important part in promoting and sustaining the arts at a local level. Theatres up and down Britain rely on this exposure and support from their local papers to communicate effectively with ...

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