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31st October 2015

Johnston Press Merges Yorkshire Titles

Two Johnston Press titles in Yorkshire have been merged.

The Mirfield Reporter and the Dewsbury Reporter have been merged in Yorkshire.

This news means that Johnston Press have closed 13 newspapers in the last few months.

On 7th October, Johnston Press announced that eight free newspapers had been closed, while three further titles had been folded into paid-for titles.



"Our priority is to ensure we are serving our audiences in a trusted and authentic way - be it online or in print. As the media landscape continues to change we will adapt our portfolio to ensure we can deliver the best news and information to our communities." said a Johnston Press spokesperson.

The announcement of the merger of the Mirfield Reporter and the Dewsbury Reporter said: “In recent years these have operated as individual newspapers with several common pages. Now we are combining the two titles into one strong local paper for the two towns. We will continue to bring you full coverage of local news, entertainment and sport from both towns and their surrounding villages. All your regular features and columns will continue to appear in the combined paper.

“This move will protect the tradition of valued local newspaper coverage, whilst recognising and reporting on the distinct lives and events in both Mirfield and Dewsbury. Advertising has appeared in both titles for some time and this will remain mainly unaffected by the change. The combined paper will keep the titles of both towns in its masthead and in keeping with the growing demand of news online, the websites will deliver up to date information seven days a week provided by our team of journalists.

“We look forward to your continued support and urge readers across the district to continue to use the paper to publicise their news and events to the people of Dewsbury and Mirfield."
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