Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The announcement of the Uranus Examiner follows the close of another local paper (file photo) A small town in the US state of Missouri is stirring controversy after announcing the title of its new local newspaper, the Uranus Examiner.The newspaper, which was “launched” in the town of Uranus on…
A small town in the US state of Missouri is stirring controversy after announcing the title of its new local newspaper, the Uranus Examiner.
The newspaper, which was “launched” in the town of Uranus on Wednesday, was threatened with a boycott by the mayor of nearby Waynesville, Luge Hardman.
“No. I’m sorry. But the innuendo of that title puts the city up for public ridicule,” Ms Hardman said.
The people of Uranus, in Pulaski County, are divided on the issue.
Natalie Sanders, who has been named as the newspaper’s managing editor, told local news channel KY3 that the title was carefully considered before a decision was made.
“We had thought about ‘constitution’, but most of the people who love us, and who were part of coming up with the name, liked the examiner better,” Ms Sanders reportedly said.
It comes just a week after another Missouri newspaper, the Waynseville Daily Guide, ceased publication. The Uranus Examiner publishers said this left a hole in the market.
“People who wanted an actual newspaper were not going to get one anymore, so we decided to turn a fun newspaper into a real one,” Ms Sanders told the Wichita Eagle, a newspaper in neighbouring Kansas.
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