A drop in advertising revenue resulting from the coronavirus lockdown has put a major newspaper group's future in jeopardy, a senior manager has warned.
Tim Youngman, the head of marketing for Archant - which publishes the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News, East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, said the lack of advertising was a "threat".
"We are a mainly advertising-funded business and if we don't get that advertising revenue unfortunately the future looks bleak not just for us but for newspapers," he said.
"We want to support those local businesses that are forced to close but are also asking larger businesses not in jeopardy to continue to support us."
He said newspapers were playing a key role in supporting the community during the coronavirus lockdown.