Hornsey Journal series
Archant London’s Hornsey Journal series was established in 1879 and is one of London’s oldest established local newspapers.
It is a campaigning community newspaper that provides a platform for the expression of opinions, champions local causes and is essential reading for all those who live and work in the borough of Haringey.
The Hornsey Journal series now consists of three titles – the Hornsey & Crouch End Journal, the Muswell Hill Journal and the Tottenham, Wood Green & Edmonton Journal, which are all published every Thursday.
The Journal reflects the rich and ever-changing character of these areas that make up one of London’s most multi-cultural and cosmopolitan boroughs – home to Tottenham Hotspur football club, Alexandra Palace and many stars of the stage and screen.
It also incorporates Trends, a glossy, bi-monthly lifestyle magazine for north Londoners that is distributed free with all the titles published by Archant London’s North London Newspapers division.
The Journal won the award for Archant London’s Product of the Year at the Archant People Awards 2007.
The series is also bucking the national trend of falling circulation figures with an impressive 5.1% increase in the latest June – December 2007 ABC figures.
Tony Allcock, group editor of the Hornsey Journal series, said: "We've worked very hard during the past year to get a consistently higher standard of product. This has meant carefully reassessing content, putting a greater emphasis on human interest stories and community issues, and less on some of the dull and worthy stuff that tends to take up a lot of space in many local newspapers. If it's boring, it doesn't go in.
"Our circulation increase is also very much to do with the efforts of a young and hungry news gathering team," he added.