A former regional newspaper editor launches his own community weekly in Devon

Saying there is still room for local and longer read in printed newspapers, a former regional newspaper editor Tim Dixon has launched his own community title in Devon where he lives in southwest England. Tim is former editor of Western Gazette and Western Daily Press, and his newly launched title is The Paper for Honiton, a print-only weekly covering the Devon town. He says that his weekly newspaper is designed to give the local community a ‘proper traditional newspaper’ with all the news and sport. He calls himself a big advocate of print, he always has been.

Tim introduced The Paper for Honiton as a free launch edition on May 3, and then he officially put the newspaper on sale for 50. He said he met various groups, businesses, councillors and other individuals in the town before launching the newspaper to see whether there was an appetite for it. He described The Paper for Honiton as a ‘very different proposition’ from a normal local newspaper, saying it was ‘very much something that has come from the grassroots upwards’.

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