Farewell to Hull in Print

April 04, 2011 2:30 PM

Many councils have announced the abolition or their newspapers and magazines - or propaganda rags as they have become known.  Hull has abolished 'Hull in Print' completely, and 'East Riding News' is now going to be published on a quarterly basis. This is something we have been campaigning for and is welcome news.



What I found amusing more than anything else was an article on page 8 of the final edition of 'Hull in Print.' The headline read: Hull in Print magazine is coming to an end, however residents can get the same information and more on the council website. The article then goes on to say Hull City Council's website is now in the top 20% of local authority websites across the country when it comes to usefulness and usability.

So finally the council admits its monthly magazine was a waste of money. Why did it take so long?Many councils have announced the abolition or their newspapers and magazines - or propaganda rags as they have become known.  Hull has abolished 'Hull in Print' completely, and 'East Riding News' is now going to be published on a quarterly basis. This is something we have been campaigning for and is welcome news.



What I found amusing more than anything else was an article on page 8 of the final edition of 'Hull in Print.' The headline read: Hull in Print magazine is coming to an end, however residents can get the same information and more on the council website. The article then goes on to say Hull City Council's website is now in the top 20% of local authority websites across the country when it comes to usefulness and usability.

So finally the council admits its monthly magazine was a waste of money. Why did it take so long?

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