Murdoch Versus The Metro

By Rob Last edited 164 months ago
Murdoch Versus The Metro

More rumblings in the battle for London's next free paper: It seems that the News International's appointment of senior Metro International journalist Stefano Hatfield (a made up name if ever we heard one) means Rupert and friends are preparing a bid for the capital's free afternoon newspaper.

Media Bulletin explains:

Stefano Hatfield will join News International in September as its editorial director (NI projects). A former editor of Campaign, Hatfield is currently the editor-in-chief of Metro in the US, having joined Metro International as the launch editor of its New York edition last year.

Of course Metro will be looking to strengthen their 'free paper' monopoly by adding a PM version to their morning issue, and they're already facing competition from ex-porn baron Richard Desmond and his London-i.

Looks like it's going to be a case of 'the lesser of three evils' for London's free-paper buying public then.

Last Updated 04 August 2005