Local Democracy Reporters supply 850 regional titles with public interest stories

Brighton & Hove City Council. Picture: Jacob Granger

The BBC’s Local News Partnership (LNP) scheme provides reporters, training and content to news organisations across the United Kingdom, from ITV to Britain's smallest commercial radio stations.

Matthew Barraclough who heads up the project explains how a year after the launch, the three strands of the LNP give regional newsrooms a lifeline in hard times. Read More

The Cairncross Report: what it says and first impressions

Credit: Mark Hakansson/Mousetrap Media

The report of the Cairncross Review was made available to the public this week (12 February).

Brian Cathcart, professor of journalism at Kingston University, says that these decent proposals for helping public service journalism are worryingly vulnerable. Read More

At Tortoise, readers' insights shape the editorial content

Slow journalism startup Tortoise produced one of the highlights of 2018 when it managed to successfully crowdfund its Kickstarter campaign by offering news audiences' a breather from the constant news cycle.

In last week's podcast, co-founder Katie Vanneck-Smith talks to Journalism.co.uk about the importance of listening to your audience base and how their 'Think In' editorial discussions are shaping Tortoise's journalism. Read More

Three million US students get free subscription to NYT thanks to readers donations

The New York Times (NYT) has removed its paywall to 4,000 public schools in all of the 50 states thanks to the donations of 30,000 readers to their 'Sponsor a student subscription' programme.

The programme works as an initial one-year subscription, with a view to extending it with further funds. In addition to the free subscription, teachers and students alike benefit from the NYT's Learning Network. Read More

Five tips for breaking into broadcast

Whether you want to stand in front of the camera or prefer to sit behind the microphone at a radio station, getting your break into the broadcasting can be challenging.

Where to start? What experience do you need and who can give you the right advice? We offer five tips to help you get that dream job. Read More

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