Media

Cornish language TV service raises its ambition

27th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane An online fundraising campaign to set up a Cornish language internet-based television service has been so successful that the organisers have raised their...

BBC Radio Cornwall audience figures continue recovery

7th August 2018 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures have continued their recovery, following upheaval at the station which has seen changes to management and a return...

Ofcom finally scraps plan for local TV in East Cornwall and Plymouth

31st July 2018 By Graham Smith The media regulator Ofcom has abandoned plans for a hyper-local TV service for East Cornwall and Plymouth. The station was to have been...

Crowdfunding appeal for Cornish language internet video channel

30th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fundraising is underway for a new internet video channel which aims to boost a revival of the Cornish language. Pellwolok an Gernewegva –...

Traditional values in a modern setting – Cornwall Reports joins IGTV

21st June 2018 Cornwall Reports has joined the new social media platform, IGTV, to share its daily video survey of local news media. IGTV – the new Instagram platform,...

Cornwall Today magazine rescued by Sunday Independent

14th June By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Today magazine has been rescued by the Sunday Independent newspaper.  Its first issue, under new ownership, is due to publish on 21st June....

BBC Radio Cornwall stops the slide, as audience holds steady

17th May 2018 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures bounced back slightly in the last quarter, with a 26% audience share, which is up 3% on the...

Cornwall Today magazine to close

29th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Today is to close.  The magazine was launched 24 years ago but its future has been in doubt since Trinity Mirror bought...

End of an era as Cornwall Council pursues a new plan to defend its reputation

29th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon A generation of spin and subterfuge comes to an end today (Thursday) when Cornwall Council’s communications manager leaves the authority to set up...

BBC bosses hit the re-set button as Radio Cornwall’s audience collapses

24th February 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures suffered a dramatic slump during the final quarter of 2017, according to the latest research. The station’s reach...

Kernow Kast meets Cornwall Reports

12th February 2018   Lewis Pauling’s Kernow Kast is a new venture offering free podcasts about various aspects of life in Cornwall.  Last week he offered Graham Smith the...

Fears for jobs as the Hall for Cornwall prepares to close

2nd February 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane There are fears that scores of theatre jobs could be lost when the Hall for Cornwall, in Truro, closes for a £20 million...

20 months later, BBC Radio Cornwall finally says sorry for “unfair” Cormac phone-in

17th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The BBC has finally resolved a long-running source of tension between its Cornwall local radio station and Cornwall Council, by apologising for an...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s already hiring time at Cornwall’s ACO – and it has nothing to do with health

1st January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Accountable Care Organisation, due to take over from the National Health Service, west of the River Tamar, on 1st April, is already...

BBC to pay Western Morning News in bid to rescue coverage of Cornwall Council

8th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The BBC is to pay the Western Morning News to hire more reporters, in a bid to shore up the newspaper’s ailing coverage...

Life imitates art as BBC South West aims to produce “engaging content” for Facebook

7th December 2017 By Graham Smith BBC South West, covering Cornwall and Devon, has become the latest English region to employ people to work on Facebook, rather than produce...

Bjork to perform at Eden sessions in June

25th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Icelandic singer Bjork is to perform at the Eden sessions next year. Björk Guðmundsdóttir, 52, is a global star with many international...

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017 By Anne North Falmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students. The...

BBC Radio Cornwall breakfast show presenter changes

9th November 2017 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall breakfast programme presenter James Churchfield is to leave the show after 14 years.  He will continue working for the BBC...

Cornwall’s newspapers cut further, as Wales comes up with a new idea

5th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The Cornish Guardian has slashed the number of its local editions from seven to just three, reducing even further its coverage of local...