The Queen has sent a message of support to local newspapers as we promote trusted journalism during the coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has once again demonstrated what an important public service the established news media provides, both nationally and regionally.
“As our world has changed dramatically, having trusted, reliable sources of information, particularly at a time when there are so many sources competing for our attention, is vital.”
The trusted journalism of the South London Press is a powerful force for good in our community.
We campaign on issues that matter to people. We uncover injustices. We hold power to account through investigations. We can bring about real change.
While the tech giants pose a massive threat to the newspaper industry and fail to block misinformation, we have given vital information to readers during the pandemic.
All of these aspects can be found in today’s paper.
The number of people reading trusted journalism has soared during the crisis.
We are a critical part of the recovery, providing a unique boost to local businesses – as we have done for 155 years.
We hope readers will get behind the South London Press so we can continue to perform this vital role and deliver the journalism we all need to read.
We hope our mission to inform, entertain and inspire is just as effective in print and online, so we hope you make use of website, www.londonnewsonline, which brings this diverse, creative, blossoming and blooming community together.
Now, local journalism is more necessary than ever. So we’re asking you to help out by donating whatever you can to our running costs.
Even £1 would be an enormous help. To donate, send cheques payable to MSI Media Ltd, to South London Press Coronavirus Appeal, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, London SE6 2NZ or click here.
Pictured top: Queen Elizabeth II visits Haig Housing Trust, Morden, to officially open their new housing development for armed forces veterans and the ex-service community in October last year (Picture: PA)
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