The Newport Advertiser has been serving its readers and advertisers since 1854.
Located on Newport’s cobbled St Mary Street, the small team of journalists and advertising reps is at the heart of the town and its community, producing around 40 pages a week of news, views, sport and features. Comprehensive property and weekend TV guides make it an essential buy to our 3,600 readers.
Printed on a Thursday evening on the presses at head office in Ketley, the paper goes on sale on Friday mornings.
The Newport Advertiser is a community newspaper written for and about the local community. People are our business, and we aim to include full coverage from all of the town and village clubs, groups and societies. Newport’s eight schools are major contributors to the paper, while our Junior Sport page is a showcase for local talent.
We have regular columns on farming, gardening and entertainment, wedding and funeral reports and our reporters attend all of the local parish council meetings. Add to that the hundreds of stories that you come in and tell us and it is easy to see why the Advertiser is the only paper you need.
Samantha Taylor has been the editor for the past 16 years, a journalist with more than years experience who began her working life as a trainee reporter on the Newport Advertiser. Stints on the Shropshire Star and Sunday Mercury saw her return to the Advertiser as deputy editor in 1992, taking over as editor three years later.