In a move that has surprised many people in the Newry area, The Newry Spud can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that we are now recognised as an OFFICIAL MEDIA OUTLET by Newry, Mourne & Down Council.
After hours of negotiations earlier today, the Newry Spud emerged with senior council officials for a photo opportunity and to address the waiting public.
Council Chairman Mickey Ruane confirmed:
“We are delighted that the Newry Spud decided to take a break from their high-quality reporting and meet with us. In recent months, it has become clear that Newry Spud is one of the fastest growing media outlets in the local area in terms of their social media reach, regardless of whether or not their stories are actually true.
Usually we only officially engage with organisations who report events that actually take place in the real world, but in these circumstances we are prepared to make an exception.”
“We made it clear to the Spud that we need at least three weeks’ warning before every story goes live so that we can prepare a social media response. After lengthy negotiations, this was cut down to three minutes – these meetings are all about ‘give and take.”