View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. News
March 1, 2016updated 26 May 2016 9:57am

Hackney Citizen to launch sister paper in Tower Hamlets

By John Reynolds

The founder of the independent title Hackney Citizen is to launch a sister title covering London’s Tower Hamlets area saying “there is room for another paper” in the area.

The East End Citizen, a free monthly title, will launch this week with a print run of 10,000 copies.

Founder Keith Magnum, said: “The business case is there. We think there is room for another paper. Hackney Citizen has done great in scrutinising the powers that be. The East End Citizen will cover news, politics, arts and culture.”

Advertisers in the first issue, which will run to 24 pages, include the University of East London, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and local businesses.

Magnum said that the Hackney Citizen had scored some hits with its coverage of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development.

“We would like to do the same thing all over again,” said Magnum, who launched the Hackney Citizen eight years ago.

Published by Citizen Enterprises, the East End Citizen will go up against paid-for title East London Advertiser, free title East End Life and the Wharf, the Mirror-group owned title which is largely focused on workers in Canary Wharf and the Docklands.

Content from our partners
Five ways to fail in media job interviews
How Germany's Ippen.Media mastered content planning across 86 newsrooms
Free journalism awards for journalists under 30: Deadline today

The Hackney Citizen doesn’t yet make money.  “Every time we turn a profit we take someone else on,” added Magnum.

The East End Citizen, which will be produced by freelance journalists, will be stocked in cafes, shops, business and libraries.


Topics in this article : ,

Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network