The agreement will see content taken from the Indymedia newswire appearing in the Post, opening up the radical message of Indymedia to a larger audience than ever before. In return Indymedia will be able to use images collected by the Post's team of roving cameramen.
Editor of the Post Malcolm Pheby said, "This is great. It will allow us to inform our readers about a part of the city we've historically covered poorly if at all".
It is a controversial decision but the majority of the Notts Indymedia collective think that it is a move in the right direction. "Some people will accuse us of selling out," said one collective member, "but the increased exposure we'll get will be worth it."
The decision was forced through by a slim majority vote after what is being described as a "coup" by new collective member Jon Collins. Collins recently installed himself as Chair of Notts Indymedia after numbers at the collective meetings dwindled to a small handful.
Collins is said to be upset at the way he has been portrayed by the site and expressed his wish to "install a new regime at Notts Indymedia; one that will show all of the great things the City Council is doing for Nottingham rather than focussing on throwing muck around."
According to X, "Jon Collins is a tin pot dictator and first class muppet. If only we'd had more user involvement this could have been avoided."
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