South London Press spawns seven new "hyperlocal" titles

Elizabeth Shaw: My God, we were so wrong. 
- Prometheus

The Press Gazette reports that the South London Press is spawning seven "hyperlocal" paid-for newspapers, covering each of the SLP's main areas of focus: Streatham, Brixton, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Dulwich, Deptford & New Cross and Forest Hill & Sydenham (Brockley will presumably be covered by a combination of the latter two titles).

That's a hell of a lot of stabbings they will have to find on a weekly basis for their front covers.

Sir Ray Tindle told Press Gazette: “The South London Press has been a major paid-for weekly paper in London for 147 years. We are changing that from one paper into seven. They will be hyper-local papers covering the same footprint as old South London Press but in much more detail.

The papers will cost 50p.

Obviously, BC advocates the hyperlocal model, but it will be interesting to see whether a paid/print model is viable.

With thanks to Darryl.