Kent on Saturday

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Kent on Saturday (formerly known as the Kentish Saturday Observer until April 2009) is a free regional newspaper covering the county of Kent and parts of Southeast London.

It is published every Saturday and is part of the KOS Media publishing company. KOS Media's other titles include the multi-award winning Kent on Sunday newspaper and the KentNews.co.uk website.[1] [2]

History and background[edit]

The Saturday Observer was launched in March 2005 and is distributed across all of Kent. The newspaper's focus - as with sister title Kent on Sunday - remains on editorial content.

Its editor is Gary Wright, who has previously worked on national tabloid The People, regional press agency Kent News & Pictures, local TV news show Meridian Tonight and the KM Group title the Kentish Express.

The paper was relaunched under its current name in 2009. It is now a paid-for title in the newsagents, whilst free copies are now distributed via home delivery rounds, and business drops. Kent on Saturday also has a fast-growing e-edition available free online through www.kentnews.co.uk or by subscription.

Content[edit]

Kent on Saturday is designed to provide an entertainment-led introduction to the weekend. Therefore it covers the top television shows, local celebrities, shopping and leisure, in addition to a back bone of hard news and sport.

Also included as a supplement is "Review", a pull-out title which includes restaurant reviews, TV and film reviews, and a property section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly newspapers of the year revealed", The Newspaper Society's Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 (accessed November 20, 2006)
  2. ^ Regional Press Awards 2006, announced July 7, 2006 (accessed November 20, 2006)

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