During the last 12 months, we’ve printed 10,000 copies of eight monthly print editions, and built up a website with over 20,000 unique visitors every month and published two weekly eNewsletters sent out to over 2,000 subscribers. It’s been great!
We’ve put the spotlight on a lot of local and global issues that were notably absent from the mainstream media, and we’ve held some great community events covering politics, poetry and the G20. We invited you to comment on what you wanted and what you enjoy.
The feedback is that you get most of your news and daily information online, but you don’t mind a good read when it’s available. What that means to us is that we have to brush up our online guides to bring them up to speed, and get advertisers to support that service.
We have to think harder about the way to get print working to its best advantage. There are a few harsh, home truths in that discussion.
All this is a long way of saying that we won’t be putting out an October print edition of the Westender, and you will have to stay tuned to our online news service and our Facebook page to learn what comes next.
Keep enjoying the great writing and coverage from our community journalists and interns, and we’ll see you online or on the street.
Kerrod and Geoff, publishers.