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Blog Preston becomes a member of the Independent Community News Network

Posted on - 9th May, 2024 - 11:20am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
The skyline of Preston Pic: Mick Gardner
The skyline of Preston Pic: Mick Gardner

Blog Preston has been welcomed into a network of independent news titles operating across the UK.

The site is now a member of the Independent Community News Network (ICNN).

This exists to give a voice to independent publishers up and down the country, and Blog Preston has been accepted as one of its newest members.

Read more: How we will mark 15 years of Blog Preston

ICNN director Emma Meese said: “We’re delighted to welcome Blog Preston to our community of more than 100 high quality independent publishers from across the UK.

“ICNN offers support to independent titles, a unified voice and a sense of community.

“Amid ongoing concerns about the future of the industry, it is encouraging to see continued growth of the independent sector and great titles like Blog Preston.”

Blog Preston, started in 2009, operates as a Community Interest Company with any surplus made reinvested back into community-based reporting about the city and surrounding area.

Blog Preston founder and co-editor, Ed Walker, said: “Being a part of the ICNN network means we’re able to share what we’ve learned in 15 years but also get fresh ideas and new approaches we can look to utilise on Blog Preston too.

“Journalism and media never stands still, and it’s great to see ICNN evolving and taking on new members as independent local publishing continues to flourish in the UK.”

The membership comes as Blog Preston recorded more than 650,000 views during April, the strongest viewership since September 2021.

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