THE VOICE media group announced it is launching its new 72-page monthly publication on Thursday 26 September 2019. Having held its position as the only national black newspaper for over three decades, the Voice is redefining its strategic direction to better serve its readership and loyal supporters.
Building on its credibility as an established UK ethnic media brand, the Voice wants to ensure it is around for many years to come and attract the next generation of readers. With a newly revamped website (www.voice-online.co.uk) and a new monthly publication, the media group will appeal to its growing core audience – providing daily updates and features online and offering more in-depth, analytical features and exclusives via the monthly print publication.
The first monthly October issue is indicative of what readers can expect from the Voice – high quality editorial content that includes an exclusive and intimate interview with activist and campaigner Gina Miller plus a special feature from Lord Simon Wooley – founder and director of Operation Black Vote, the Advisory Chair of the Government of the UK Race Disparity Unit and the first black person to be elevated from Sir to Lord within a three month period.
The new issue also will highlight the 25th anniversary and achievements of the Metropolitan Black Police Association and celebrate the 80th birthday of Rudolph Walker OBE – an icon of our stage and screen.
In addition, the Voice confirmed that renowned historian David Olusoga will be a regular columnist in the newspaper with his first article appearing in the October issue.
Paulette Simpson, Director at the Voice Media Group said:
Our strategic direction has changed to remain competitive and commercially viable in an ever-changing industry. However, our values and commitment remain the same as they were 37 years ago – to provide high quality editorial content and campaign on issues that will make a difference to our community.
Our readers should be reassured that we remain focused on our purpose and vision to be the leading ethnic media brand in the UK – connecting and engaging with the community and celebrating black excellence.
The new monthly publication is available from 26 September at an introductory price of £2.50 from over 2600 UK outlets.