Cornwall is leading the way in a local news media revolution, designed to challenge the grip of national and multi-national organisations.
The Cornwall Reports local news website, launched today by veteran journalist Graham Smith, aims to provide a comprehensive service without adverts, surveys or other forms of intrusive data acquisition.
Readers will instead be asked to subscribe. An annual membership works out at only 8 pence per day – compared with 70 pence per day for the Trinity Mirror daily newspaper The Western Morning News. The Cornwall Reports site will be updated several times throughout the day.