MANY years ago, we used the term “Wheelchair-bound” in a story. Our good friend, Neil Woodbridge had a word in our ear. So we returned to see the chief exec of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions and asks dhim for more advice on appropriate terminology.
YOUR THURROCK is among 15 community & hyperlocal news publishers who have successfully partnered with the BBC to receive local news content as part of the Local Democracy Reporter Scheme. The first part of the £8m-per-year scheme, which aims to fund 150 local democracy reporters across the UK, opened in May and publications big and […]
WHILST driving one of our bloggers to a council meeting, we had a chat regarding what motivates on elf our bloggers.
IS THERE any value in hiring out stand for a business exhibition? We think there is. It is all part of the networking that you really need to do.
IF YOU are on line, you are on line 24/7 and 365. When you are abroad, you are still working. We were in the USA recently and more specifically in Washington DC, where president. Trump is the talk of the town.
INTO THE car and off on our travels on the campaign trail.
A FEW thoughts on when you turn up to an election photo call.
A quick first piece on covering local election nights.
SO, what do you do on a Bank Holiday? Put your feet up or work even harder?
IT’S a marathon and not a sprint when you cover all 26 miles and 385 yards of the London Marathon.
AS part of our election coverage and as part of our films that may (or may not) be of help to the 400 plus hyperlocals around the country, we filmed an extended piece as we sought to get an interview with Jeremy Corbyn as he came to Harlow on April 27th, 2017.
WELL, it does what it says on the tin. What do you do, heaven forbid, if there is a slow news day….
OVER the last few weeks, there new communication strategy agreed by Thurrock Council has attracted a fair bit of attention.
IT is one of the pleasures but can also be one of the pitfalls
MARCH is our busiest month. It seems to be a perfect storm of news. So we had a gap on our hyperlocal bibles.
YOUR readers want to know that the school is OK. That it is a happy place. But they also want to know if they are getting the right education and may well want a newspaper that does look into a number of issues. So how do you get the balance right? We spoke to the […]
FROM getting on the police media list to trying to get information out of the press team.
SOMETIMES, you make a mistake. Hopefully, you are confident and (slight irony here) professional enough to admit it. We are not talking libels here but a mistake, a genuine one.
FIND THEM and treat them well. Whether they are bloggers, columnists, readers or commentators; find those whoo are not afraid to speak out. We are talking about reasoned, intelligent people and not the “speak as I find trolls” that inhabit cyberspace.
WE filmed this piece just before venues began at a Holocaust Memorial Event in Harlow.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
A BIT vague here but discussing the nature of compromise and right of reply on some stories.
This only applies to being on line.
YT has always been very grateful for help and advice we have been given from academic institutions that are interested in helping hyperlocal news organsiations.
SOMETIMES, with crime reporting, getting the tone right is so important. Yes, you have to report the facts but…