Union Jack – Newspaper for Anglophiles and Ex-pats

I don’t know how I didn’t know about this awesome little gem. It’s called the Union Jack and it’s America’s only regularly published British newspaper for Anglophiles and British Expatriates. 

It’s been around since 1982 and they provide a montly newspaper that summarizes the big news in the UK, has Brit TV and Soap Reports, messages from across the pond and best of all – advertisements for British Shops in the US. It’s a fantastic resource for Anglophile stuff.

Best of all, you can read it all online, if you can’t swing a subscrption. Every month, they post .PDF files of the current issue for you to read. It’s brilliant. They claim to have over 200,000 readers – which is bloody brilliant!

My only criticism is that they’re website is stuck in the 1990’s. There are much better ways to manage content and run a news site than the old fashioned way they are doing it. I could make them a much nicer and useful site, maximized for ad revenue based on Drupal or WordPress. For example, they would do well to have an article archive instead of the current way they have articles posted. Archives are great for SEO and ad revenue.

It would be my dream to write an Anglophile related column for them! If you’re interested in a subscription, it’s only $35/year in the US.

Check out the Union Jack News – British Newspaper.

Comments

  1. avatar says

    There is a British news agent 2 blocks from my workplace which carries this paper. Now I used to get it for free so if they charge now, that is something new.

    I agree writing for them would be brilliant!