UK NEWS: ETHNIC MEDIA GROUP GOES IN TO ADMINISTRATION (R.I.P NEW NATION: 1996-2009)

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Via Overground Online

Last week, Ethnic Media Group (EMG) – formerly Europe’s biggest-selling black and Asian newspaper company – went into administration.

 

On Monday afternoon, administrators marched into EMG’s headquarters in east London and shut down the firm’s leading papers, New Nation and Eastern Eye.

 

Staff were made redundant and sent home, while freelance writers – some of whom hadn’t been paid since November – were left reeling. Continue Reading…..

 

It’s the end of an era folks!

 

To be honest the New Nation had been going down hill for years. Those of you who have read the newspaper will know what the problems were. E.g -the lack of care and attention given before each issue went to press, the typos, the sections missing from articles, and dwindling news content.

 

Rest In Peace New Nation (1996 – 2009) 

 

8 replies »

  1. And more importantly the content was atrocious! It was the lowest common denominator for black people.

    One page would be about Faith and Christianity,
    The next page showcasing bashment and slackness music
    The next page Gospel music
    The next page about random political issues in mainly West Africa and The Caribbean
    A consistent editiorial throughout about gun and knife crime, with tales of woe about the community
    The next page featuring booty shaking entertainment
    Overstand out of touch communtity leaders and pastors giving their 2 pence about the problem
    Journalists who felt that black people needed to be talked to in patois/street speak to get points across
    Poor graphic layout ended with numberous ads for Mr Waseebs Special potion for Impotency, Barren Women, Demon-castigation,wealth. power and Success.

  2. I stopped buying the New Nation a while back, when I was honest with myself and admitted that it was not very good. In the end I realised I was buying it out of ‘loyalty’ and trying to support the Black press. But if what you are supporting is below standard then that doesn’t help anybody.

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