SOMETIMES, with crime reporting, getting the tone right is so important. Yes, you have to report the facts but…
HERE we are, in the cold and in the rain, for a photo call. But we are the only ones there…
ARE you writing for yourself? Do you have an agenda. Or let us ask the question: Do you have any idea as to who is actually reading your paper and how do you adapt to that?
WE have found the arts add a lot of colour to our websites and when they have an opening or a presentation, it allows you to catch up and or network.
HE heritage page is really important. Heritage can mean anything from having a working knowledge of your patches history to now and again dipping into the archive of past newspapers.
WEDNESDAY night’s vote in Parliament was a truly historic event. It is the result of a hard fought victory against a system which undermined liberty, democracy and progress in order to prop up a crony capitalist cartel
OUR film is framed behind a backdrop of local newspapers that go back decades. The papers are housed in a museum. We think you should stay close to both.
IN case you think that once you start your newspaper, that the reports will fall at your feet, think again.
NOT all your stories are going to be popular. Not your fault. But be prepared to have to take it on the chine. Or, take action. It is up to you….
THERESA May promised the nation that she would be a Prime Minister who would look after the ‘Just-about-managing’. Well it appears that Thurrock Conservatives didn’t get the memo.
SOMETIMES, go for a walk and see what you can find…..
IT IS not always obvious. Naturally, you would not just walk into someone’s house but you could be where this is being filmed, The Water Gardens in Harlow and be admonished for filming on private land.
IT can be a tricky area. The interview with the football manager. You hope to build up relationships with everyone but the one with a football manager can be fraught with danger. So we spoke to East Thurrock United manager, John Coventry about how he gets on with the press and a few handy hints […]
LOCAL authors are a rich quarry of information and stories. We spoke to Harlow author, Ram Gulrajani about how he gets the word out there and the help he gets from the press.
THERE are some people who run on-line newspapers who are IT proficient. Not this reporter. So always be on the look out for handy pieces of advice. It is not in my comfort zone so be on the look out.
IT can be a solitary experience, running an on-line newspaper on your own. So it is important that you take the opportunity to grab second opinion. These can be from journalists with greater knowledge than you or others with greater emotional intelligence.
IT was a cold Monday morning and the first job of the day was a meeting with the accountant. It is January and it is tax return time. We thought we would reflect on this period of the year and whether an on-line newspaper should be a sole trader, limited company or some other entity.
TRAFFIC AND travel in the south east. Snowflake spotted!? If you run your own on-line newspaper, then how should you approach reporting the weather, traffic, travel.
Blogspot by Kevin McNamara The Lib Dem Fightback is on in Essex 2017 looks to be another good year for the party. The truth is that 2015 was a very challenging year for the Liberal Democrats — plummeting to 8 MPs and 8% of the vote, losing their only MP in Essex. Despite the reports of the […]
WHY would you need to go to a council meeting? You get the agenda, you get the minutes. Job done?
WE ran a little piece about the music scene from the comfort of our office but here we are at the Essex Skipper pub where we were catching up on an act (Paul Howard and Jo Clack).
IT is good, where you can, to immerse yourself in the community within which you work. You don’t have to wear a press hat but people soon get to know and appreciate your role.
ATTENDING and reporting in court, can be full of little foibles and pitfalls. Every time we attend, we might have a little bit of advice for you.
Mr Perrin’s blog: A Word in Your Ear. Dear Cllr Gavin Callaghan, In response to your blog dated 29th December 2016. True to form you put the blame, for what you perceive to be the ”disintegration” of the Labour Party, entirely on the shoulders of Mr Jeremy Corbyn and those who support him. In your […]