Martin Little: It’s called Aberdeen, a beacon of hope for local papers

AS February approaches, local newspaper editors are bracing themselves for the public exhibition that are the sales figures issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Suddenly, the microscope is hovering over each and every newsroom – for good reason or bad.

For me, the tense wait has lessened recently since a shift in my job from managing editor of Scottish weeklies at Romanes Media Group to head of business development. A strange step, you may think, for someone who has led and enjoyed the bulk of their career to date editing newspapers.

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