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…
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.
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….
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.
WHY would you need to go to a council meeting? You get the agenda, you get the minutes. Job done?