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Ulster Gazette editor steps down to launch series of hyperlocal websites

Ulster Gazette editor Michael Scott has stepped down to launch a series of new hyperlocal websites as Alpha Media Group’s first head of digital content.

Ulster Gazette editor steps down to launch series of hyperlocal websites
Michael Scott: “It has seen fantastic growth.”

Clint Aiken, a former editor of the Lurgan Mail and Portadown Times, has been appointed as the Gazette’s new editor replacing Scott.

Scott said: “It’s a great privilege for me to be appointed to this new role and I’m really looking forward to finding out what our readers and advertisers think as we bring them a range of content online.

“Last year the company launched Your Lurgan, a new hyperlocal website for the Lurgan and Craigavon areas.

“It has seen fantastic growth and we have exciting plans for the future, so I’m looking forward to carrying that forward.”

He added: “I want to thank my colleagues at the Ulster Gazette for their help during my time as editor and also to our readers, contributors and advertisers for their support during what has been a difficult few years for everyone.”

Coleraine Chronicle reporter Jonathan McNabb has been appointed as Scott’s deputy and they will oversee a team of freelance reporters.

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