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Jennifer Tracey | 17:30 UK time, Saturday, 25 April 2009

Death of journalism?
Thanks to photographer Herschell Hershey's Newspaper Billboards photostream

The 'death of journalism as we know it' - not a new slogan for iPM - but the gloomy prediction this week of Sly Bailey, whose company Trinity Mirror owns 150 regional newspapers.

Around 60 local papers have closed in the past year.

You may be an avid reader of your local rag, you might never pick it up, but you'll probably have glanced at least one thing they've written - a headline on the advertising billboards at a news stand or outside a papershop.

iPM is taking part in a BBC project to collect photos of these little nuggets of local news. When I say iPM is taking part in the project - it's you doing the work.

So if you pass a bill advertising your local paper this week, would you mind taking a photo of the headline and sending it to iPM? There's also a BBC news Flickr group if you want to upload it there.

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