Pink Paper

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The Pink Paper was a UK publication covering gay and lesbian issues published by Millivres Prowler Limited. Founded in 1987 as a newspaper, it switched to internet-only publication in June 2009.[1][2] The decision to go online-only was announced in June 2009 and attributed to economic conditions, and at the time management said a printed version might reappear in the future.

A decision to close the website - again citing poor economic conditions - was taken in June 2012,[3] with the site finally being shuttered in September 2012.[4] The brand and assets remain in the ownership of Millivres Prowler.

As a tabloid newspaper, it had a circulation in the tens of thousands [5] of copies across Britain, making it officially the biggest[citation needed] gay publication in the country. It was distributed free in bars, clubs, libraries, community centres, businesses and other places.

The Pink Paper had regional correspondents around the country who filed stories from their area. They also covered national news stories. Regional contributors included Mr Gay UK judge Adam 'Beyonce' Lowe of Bent (magazine). Comment, lifestyle, culture, celebrity interviews and gossip, travel, property and finance were also included in The Pink Paper, which was the only[citation needed] British gay publication to feature a sports section.

Past staff members include Phil Reay-Smith, now of ITN, Ben Summerskill, former chief executive of Stonewall, and Tim Teeman of The Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oliver, Laura (24 June 2009). "Pink Paper suspends print edition and goes online-only". journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pink Paper suspends printing". PinkNews.co.uk. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Who We Are". Media Brands - PinkPaper.com. Millvres Prowler Group Limited. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pink Paper Closes after 25 years". LGBT History Month. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ for example: 40,827 Total Average Net Circulation / Distribution Per Issue, 01 Jul 2006 - 31 Dec 2006 according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK) [1]

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