The Future of Media, Explained - from Press Gazette

How free newspapers survived Covid, with City AM editor Andy Silvester

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This week, Press Gazette's UK editor Charlotte Tobitt hears from City AM editor Andy Silvester about how the free business newspaper got through the Covid-19 pandemic despite being forced to take an 18-month hiatus from print.

Silvester says a canny move to a digital-first operation, and massive diversification in online revenues, has helped it survive and thrive amid a challenging market for free sheets.

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