LAST year, we interviewed Neil Woodbridge of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions regarding correct terminology regarding health conditions. We decided to make a second film with Anna Smith Higgs, who had a stroke several years ago.
A DUTCH newspaper contacted us and gave us the chance for a good news story. Why it is important to forge links overseas.
KNOW your rights and know the rights of others and your limitations. With that in mind, a plug for McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.
THE TWO buskers in the high street might always just be, two blokes in the high street. Alternatively, they could, just one day, be something big.
BEING a bit of a snowflake or robustly defending your brand?
I ALWAYS think it is important to undertake a statistical return at the end of the year. Whether you publish at all is up to you. We do and here is why.
WE filmed sixty hyperlocal bibles in 2017. Not quite the 365 that I promised. How many will we do in 2018?
AS YourThurrock approaches its tenth birthday, the country that appears to have embraced IT and thus made our life so much easier is India.
YOU have a story regarding a faulty fire alarm. What if the concerns of the residents do not seem (to you) matched by others?
WHAT if someone from the BBC libels your business and claims you made up part of your story? Another day in the world of the hyperlocal!
AS any self-employed person may tell you, most days, the right hand chases the story, the left hand chases the invoice.
WE have been covering the Dolly’s Christmas Puds story since 2006. Not only that we gave her a lift into town whilst we interviewed dear Dolly Turner.
DO we put a little shift in on Christmas Day or do we keep to the 365 “We never close” pledge?
EVEN after nine years on-line, the question of going into print still occupies our mind.
WHEN you go from job to job to job and for now (and I stress..for now) you don’t have a story or stories.
WHEN you have been running on-line newspapers for a couple of years, you are constantly impressed by technological progress.
I HAVE been confined to the office since October 16th. Corrective toe surgery if you must know.
ONE of the benefits of running two on-line newspapers is that there is the odd occasion that I can use one to explain something to the readers of the other.
REPORTERS are always wary of stepping into the story but what about when you have a civic duty…
FROM when you first break a story until the sentencing.
YOU can’t beat a little outside broadcast at a sporting event.
IF there is a perceived gap in the market, then should you take it? Some thoughts on the forward or backward move…
HOW much do you need to know about information technology?
HOW long do you keep your reporter notebooks for?