Friday, May 29, 2009

Scotland may give teens free newspaper subs

Earlier this year, the French government launched a program to help the French newspaper industry by giving a free newspaper subscription to every 18-year-old in the country. Now it looks like Scotland may follow suit.

According to a report in the Press Gazette, the Scottish government has been asked by distribution firm Menzies Group to provide a free subscription to the newspaper of their choice to every 17-year-old.

"We recognise that Scotland's newspaper industry is facing a number of challenges," the spokesman for Menzies said.

"There is an absolute shared conviction that newspapers still have an important role to play in the economic and democratic fabric of Scotland."



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