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King Media to launch new free newspaper for Camden council region

Publisher King Media is set to launch a new, monthly free newspaper in Camden with The Independent South-West to launch at the Camden Light Up Festival.

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The newspaper will cover the region from Cawdor to Leppington and will be available at local news agents, service stations, pharmacies, cafes, malls and shopping centres.

It will feature local news, editorial cartoons and political analysis that “will hold the council to task”.

Group editor, Jane King, said:  “We’re not confrontational but we see the role of journalism as being to hold those in power to account, and to generate transparency and debate.”

King Media, which publishes Latté Life and City Circular, will also maintain an Independent South-West Facebook page where local can read news and comment on local issues.

Toni Whitelaw, who manages advertising sales for the publisher, said: “Local advertisers quickly see that readers can’t wait for the latest issue, and they tend to read every word. I’ve seen people make thousands in new business from a single insertion.”

The paper, which will be distributed throughout all three wards of Camden Council, launches on November 19.

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