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And then there was one. One news agency that is.

Since we asked "is Thanet poorer for lack of news reporting diversity?" Tony Flaig (Big News Margate) has reported the possible purchase of Thanet news titles by KM Media which would leave us with just one news agency in the area.

Murdock wishes he was so lucky.

BIGNEWS MARGATE: Kent Newspapers to Close? OFT gives You only until August 8th to comment

Ironically it appears that there is little news available to the public, in regard to the Kent Messenger Groups bid to buy Kent Regional News and Media (Northcliffe Media).No surprise that when I contacted Kent Messenger group and Northcliffe Media execs, they were unable to offer any elaboration on this significant development to local news reporting .

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This Normal comment was left by Peter Checksfield [score: 0]:

TDC will be sending out even fewer press releases now...
31/07/2011 17:10:21

This Normal comment was left by Restore the Constitution [score: 0]:

Yep, we are moving from a duopoly to a monopoly system. Soon they will try to gag the internet by issuing users with a 'licence' which may be rescinded if you criticise big brother.
01/08/2011 07:59:12

This Normal comment was left by Restore the Constitution [score: 0]:

I hasten to add, that's me f***** then, lol.
01/08/2011 08:01:08

This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

Early indications are that even some political names are worried about the impact on news.
02/08/2011 12:24:45
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