The Voice newspaper
The Voice, the UK’s solely newspaper aimed on the black neighborhood, goes month-to-month after 37 years as a weekly title.
The London-based title introduced the modifications on the entrance of final week’s version, telling readers it was embarking on an “thrilling new path”.
The brand new 72-page month-to-month paper will launch on 26 September at an introductory value of £2.50, which is anticipated to then rise relying on “how the market responds”.
The weekly version of the paper has a canopy value of £1.
A message to readers in final week’s newspaper (pictured) mentioned: “Inside a altering media panorama, we recognise the necessity to stay related whereas sustaining our core model values.
“With a wealthy heritage we’re dedicated to persevering with to report on points that matter to our neighborhood. Going ahead we’ll keep linked to, and marketing campaign for, our neighborhood and have fun black excellence.”
The newspaper mentioned in an extra assertion that it “recognises the necessity to stay related and trendy whereas remaining true to its core model values” inside a “altering media panorama”.
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The change coincides with a relaunch of The Voice web site which went dwell yesterday.
It’s hoped the modifications each in print and on-line will “reinforce [the title’s] dedication to the black neighborhood and enchantment to new readers,” the paper mentioned.
A Voice spokesperson advised Press Gazette the newspaper faces the identical challenges as different print merchandise, with extra readers going surfing for his or her information.
“What folks need is extra in-depth evaluation and options and one thing probably a bit extra meaty month-to-month,” they mentioned.
“We’ve ensured that the print publication is simply as wealthy, it is going to proceed to have all of the options, information, in-depth interviews, exclusives, it’s going to have much more than it used to have.”
They added: “That can proceed to be the mainstay for our neighborhood, however with that we’ve additionally mentioned we’ll should have a stronger on-line presence.
“The technique is two-fold – it’s ensuring we will nonetheless stay related and viable in print but additionally having a digital technique that works for those who wish to devour us on-line as effectively.”
The revamped web site has been given a “clear design, elevated performance and enhanced content material tailor-made to our readers,” an article saying the modifications mentioned.
In accordance a spokesperson, the Voice newspaper may have extra in-depth unique items, whereas the web site may have its personal authentic content material with extra movies and podcasts aimed toward a 25 to 45-year-old target market.
They added that there shall be a “actual shift in ensuring the neighborhood’s on the coronary heart of what we do always”.
Sports activities and options editor Rodney Hinds advised Press Gazette:
“A few years in the past when The Voice was began, I feel one in all its successes on the time was its campaigning stance so we’re trying to return to that – taking on points, whether or not that be prostate most cancers, psychological well being, which clearly impacts our neighborhood like everyone else.
“Simply actually re-engaging with our neighborhood, campaigning with them and celebrating them as effectively.”
Requested if The Voice’s proprietor, GV Media Group, had thought-about some other choices, reminiscent of a free distribution mannequin for the weekly paper, Dyke mentioned going month-to-month “got here up as essentially the most viable possibility” after analysis and conversations with purchasers and employees.
In keeping with the most recent obtainable accounts on Corporations Home, GV Media Group made a loss earlier than tax of £2,100 within the yr ending March 2018, and a lack of £2,800 in 2017.
It had a turnover of £603,200 in 2018, down from £763,600 in 2017.
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I’m replying to your message ( Feb 14th 2021) as a result of I’m fearful that no person has seen it or replied to you. I hope anyone has already.
The PressGazette is a British web site moderately than an US one. I’m unsure in order for you ‘The Voice’ newspaper particularly or native/nationwide US papers. ‘The Voice’ can be on-line and you possibly can contact them to subscribe to a mailed copy however clearly the delivery can be costly.
I don’t know if you happen to’re housebound however I’m positive a neighbour or native newsagents/vendor might assist. A cellphone name to the native paper probably or your native council/mayor’s workplace ?
I all the time discover folks wish to assist however they only didn’t know that individual wanted assist.