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By Press Gazette | 01 Apr 2014
Local World has revealed that a number of new editorial jobs will be created by the launch of a Sunday edition of the Western Morning News.
By Cleland Thom | 24 Mar 2014
Essex Police have unwittingly contributed to the ongoing debate about police posting a crime story direct to a newspaper’s website.
By Press Gazette | 17 Mar 2014
The National Union of Journalists has warned Local World titles that they risk becoming a "mouthpiece for police" if an experiment into police self-publishing on a newspaper website is extended across the group.
Story uploaded by Torquay Police to Herald Express highlights shortcomings of Monty's 'content harvesting' planBy Dominic Ponsford | 14 Mar 2014
We are starting to see what Local World chief executive David Montgomery's vision for content uploaded direct to his websites without need for "human interface" looks like.
By Dominic Ponsford | 14 Mar 2014
Police in Torquay celebrated a first yesterday as they published a story directly on to the Herald Express website after being granted "publisher rights".
By Darren Boyle | 10 Feb 2014
Local World is claiming a 59 per cent year-on-year increase in monthly unique viewers during January 2014 compared with the previous year.
By Darren Boyle | 01 Feb 2014
Jon-Paul Hedge has been appointed editor of the Exeter Express and Echo, Local World has announced.
By Press Gazette | 16 Jan 2014
Sarah Cox has been appointed editor of Bedfordshire On Sunday, six years after she first did work experience at the title.
By Darren Boyle | 09 Jan 2014
Local World has appointed Tim Lethaby as editor of Blackmore Vale Media in Dorset.
By Dominic Ponsford | 07 Jan 2014
The UK’s third biggest regional newspaper publisher Local World claims it has nearly doubled its website traffic since it was launched a year ago.
Steve Auckland has returned to his old job as managing director of Metro.
By Dominic Ponsford | 30 Nov 2013
Local World chief executive David Montgomery has said the group is leading the industry in terms of digital audience growth and has ambitions to stem print circulation decline.
Monty's memo: Management-speak glossary, the 'vision' in practice and how Local World journalists have reactedBy SubScribe | 29 Nov 2013
David Montgomery appears to combine the worst of the journalist manager and the corporate type with no idea of what producing a newspaper involves but plenty of ideas about how to cut costs.
By SubScribe | 22 Nov 2013
It's a tough job, but someone had to do it. David Montgomery has finally spelt out his vision for the Local World group of newspapers. Strangely, for someone who has been a tabloid chief sub and editor of the News of the World, he seems to have had a difficulty with plain English.
Monty's memo reaction round-up: Regional press needs visionaries, but it is insulting to describe local journalism as a 'medium grade craft'By Dominic Ponsford | 22 Nov 2013
When veteran newspaper executive David Montgomery led a consorrtium which merged the Northcliffe and Iliffe local newsapers groups at the end of last year he promised to 'resuscitate' the regional newspaper business in the UK.
Newspapers put together by one person 'skimming online content' - Montgomery's leaked Local World vision documentBy Dominic Ponsford | 21 Nov 2013
Chief executive of the Local World group David Montgomery today sent staff a 2,000-plus word explanation of how he sees the future role of the journalist in his group.
Journalists and editors should sell advertising as well as filing copy says former Local World chiefBy Darren Boyle | 11 Nov 2013
Journalists should have a role in the commercial side of the business even selling advertising the Society of Editors has heard.
By Dominic Ponsford | 11 Oct 2013
Steve Auckland has resigned as chief executive of Local World after less than a year in the job.
By Darren Boyle | 11 Oct 2013
Newspaper legend Sir Ray Tindle last night predicted local newspapers will bounce back from this latest recession.