New paper in Eastern FS

2016-10-12 06:00

MEDIA24 is consolidating its local newspapers in the Eastern Free State to improve market penetration and ensure a better service to advertisers and readers in the area. The three Eastern Free State locals in the Sentrale Plaaslike Koerante (SPK) group of Media24 will be replaced by a single new entrant in the market.

From 1 November, the locals Vrystaat and Maluti, both covering specific focus areas in the region, will be substituted by a new local paper, Vrystaat Nuus/News.

The paper, a free sheet, will be published from Bethlehem on Wednesdays and will be distributed from house to house in neighbourhoods in Bethlehem, Senekal, Reitz and Ficksburg, as well as at certain hot spots like agricultural businesses.

The paper will target readers of LSM 5 to 10 and will be in Afrikaans and English.

The company also announced that, owing to challenging market conditions, Express Eastern Free State is to be closed down at the end of October.

Gert Coetzee, editor of Volksblad and editorial head of SPK, envisages that the new Vrystaat Nuus/News will meet with the demands of readers. “Strong local news, human interest and community involvement will remain the mainstay,” he says.

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