HoldtheFrontPage is a website for and about journalists and journalism students everywhere with a particular focus on the UK regional press. Its content is free to view by everyone.
If you are working, or want to work, in the regional press, broadcasting, magazines or communications industries, this is one of the best places to find out more.
We carry live news updates about what is happening in the industry as well as all the latest media jobs. Read on below to find out how to get the latest updates.
Our competitive advertising rates start from £175 per week + VAT with special deals for first-time advertisers. Contact us on 01332 253069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Get the latest news and jobs
HoldtheFrontPage offers the most comprehensive coverage of UK regional journalism news anywhere on the web as well as a wide selection of jobs in this and other media sectors.
Here are some of the ways you can keep up to date with the latest jobs and news with the site.
- Sign-up for email bulletins. Our daily email bulletin is delivered each morning to more than 3,000 journalists and journalism students. Click here to subscribe.
- Follow us on Twitter. All our jobs and news stories are ‘tweeted’ on our Twitter feed Journalism News as soon as they go live on the site and the feed how has more than 8,000 followers. Click here to follow us.
- Sign up for job alerts. We now offer a job alerts service for job seekers who have registered with the site. Click here to sign-up.
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds. HoldtheFrontPage has RSS feeds for all of its news channels and its jobs section.
Resources for Journalists
As well as our main news index and jobs pages, the site also contains a series of useful resources for newsroom staff, including a freelance index, a directory of weekly and daily newspapers, and regular story ideas.
Meet the Team
The site is based in Derby, UK, and managed by a four-person team led by Publisher Paul Linford.
If you have a news story for the site, please call Helen Lambourne or Nick Brimacombe on 01332 253075 or email email@example.com.
If you would like to place a job ad, or inquire about advertising, please call Paul Linford or Gary Mogridge on 01332 253069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of the Site
HoldtheFrontPage was launched in February 2000 by Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, now part of Local World. The Newsquest publishing group acquired a 50pc stake at the start of 2001. Trinity Mirror came on board in 2002 and Johnston Press joined the partnership in 2004.
The site is now equally owned by each of four newspaper publishing groups but is
Over the years we have built up a loyal, niche audience who regularly voice their appreciation of the service we offer.
The site celebrated its 10th anniversary in February 2010 and the current, radically redesigned platform was launched a year later. The old site, pictured above left, has been preserved for posterity as part of the British Library’s National Web Archive project.
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