A new word has entered the English language – not a particularly attractive one, but of vital importance to our future: ‘hyperlocalism’.
After decades in which big newspaper groups have been closing down local titles and pulling back staff to remote, out-of-touch regional centres, a new breed of ‘hyperlocal’ community newspapers is proving that people really do want local news – even in major cities like London.
Perhaps it’s hardly surprising, after the debacle of the banking crisis. In a world of corporate giants and increasing globalisation, people are turning back to their roots, to their local communities, for the things that really matter in life. The Voice is supporting independent retailers, struggling in harsh times, by offering advertising from just £20.
The Dorchester Voice is a truly community venture, supported by people such as Town Crier Alistair Chisholm, therapist and bookseller Julian Nangle, environmental campaigner Pete West, musician Jerry Bird, web designer Didier Sajno, and journalist Richard Reed – founder of the Dorchester Guardian newspaper in the late nineties, and now also a qualified hypnotherapist.
All have given their time and money to support the Voice – so please do help us by telling all your friends and family about this great new magazine.
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