Media

Would a giant video screen help to fill Truro’s cultural vacuum?

By Julia Penhaligon Proposals for a giant public video screen to be displayed on Truro’s Lemon Quay have been thrown into uncertainty after city councillors decided not to approve...

“We Want Brian!” Monty Python’s classic returns to Cornwall’s cinemas, 40 years after “blasphemy” ban

By Graham Smith Several cinemas in Cornwall are preparing to show Monty Python’s Life of Brian, to mark the 40th anniversary of the film being banned in many parts...

Cornwall Reports now also available on a pay-as-you-go basis

Cornwall Reports has become the first local news website in Britain to introduce a pay-as-you-go feature, for readers who do not wish to become regular subscribers. Having pioneered the...

Cornwall Reports business model is worthy of taxpayer support, says review of local journalism

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Subscribers to Cornwall Reports will be able to claim tax-breaks, if the government implements the recommendations of a wide-ranging review of local journalism. The 157-page report...

Falmouth Packet owners reject Wall Street takeover bid – for now

By Anne North The company which owns the Falmouth Packet newspaper has rejected a $1.36 billion hostile takeover bid. Gannett’s board of directors said it had rejected an attempt...

Cruel December: Radio Cornwall back in the doldrums as audience figures surrender to gravity

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall lost 15,000 listeners during the final three months of last year, according to figures published today (Thursday.) The station’s reach for the December...

Shake-down on Wall Street could close Cornwall’s Falmouth Packet newspaper

By Peter Tremayne There are fears for the future of one of Cornwall’s oldest newspapers.  The company which owns the Falmouth Packet is the subject of a takeover bid...

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...