Is this the end for propaganda-dressed-as-news, the tax-payer funded propaganda sheet produced by H&F Council?
Trinity Mirror, which publishes the long-struggling Hammersmith & Fulham Chronicle, has followed the lead of many other papers in London and will be a freesheet distributed door to door throughout our Borough from Friday 15th January.
Regular readers will recall my frequent commentary on the dire state of local independent media in this Borough and the frankly shameless attempts by the Council to present one-sided and biased reports that show them in a good light but have little to do with the facts. My questioning of Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of the Council, about whether he would support genuinely independent media in the Borough received the verbal equivalent of a slap in the face with a wet fish. Now he faces a much bigger challenge - a paper that actually reports the news - and not his views.
Good luck Hammersmith & Fulham Chronicle! Just in time for the elections...