New research is set to challenge many of the myths surrounding the image of freelance journalism. The survey, which covers freelances in the National Union of Journalists, examines many assumptions about the profession, including why people become freelance, their experience
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Investigative journalist Don Hale has told of his optimism that the conviction of Graham Huckerby, jailed for his part in a £6m robbery, will be quashed following a Court of Appeal hearing last week. Judgement on the case was reserved
The Bolton Evening News scaled new heights to cover the funeral of steeplejack Fred Dibnah, when staff photographer Karen Hope followed the path he had trodden for so much of his life… and climbed a church tower! The hometown newspaper
Yorkshire Post editor Peter Charlton has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University. The doctorate was conferred on Peter, a former editor of the Sheffield Star, in recognition of his service to the city. He was honoured as
Early figures show the Manchester Evening News is putting on sales after launching its early edition. The company says it’s too early to say if the change will turn into a long-established trend. But the consistency of delivery to retailers
Long-serving editor Brian Lewis has retired from the Kentish Express. He has been with the Kent Messenger Group for 24 years, and stepped down from his editorship three days before his 60th birthday. Brian started off in journalism at the
A motoring writer has launched himself into a different mode of transport, by wing-walking on a bi-plane for charity. John Swift, who reports for the Stoke Sentinel, was promoting a series of events for Douggie Mac Daredevils – stunts with
Newspapers published by Guardian Media Group and Trinity Mirror are to benefit from a £45m joint investment in new press technology. They have agreed to jointly buy four state-of-the-art press and inserting lines which will be housed at the Mirror
The Maidenhead Advertiser is getting out of the office to work with the local community with the appointment of editor Martin Trepte as chairman of the local carnival committee. The annual event is one of the biggest in the local
David Cullimore, editor of the Dursley based Gazette series in Gloucestershire, is to retire in February 2005. He will be succeeded by Skip Walker, currently editor of the Stroud News & Journal and Independent series. Born in Bristol, David (pictured)
A new staff exchange scheme is under way at Northcliffe Newspapers to nurture the group’s rising stars. A trial of the system at daily and weekly papers in the group shows journalists how key activities are carried out in other
Page 4 of 4 For many though, struggling in the here and now it is a distant promise. For too many God is a stranger. They see little evidence of Him on the streets and even less in their newspapers
Proposed job losses at the Birmingham Post & Mail have promoted union members to take steps towards strike action. The National Union of Journalists members yesterday voted in favour of a ballot on industrial action by 47 votes to nil
Tony Blair has praised the role of The Press Association of Ireland after a fire destroyed the agency’s Belfast office last month. In a letter to Ireland editor Deric Henderson, the Prime Minister said he was shocked by the destruction.
A four year campaign by the Liverpool Daily Post to achieve restoration of a city photographer’s former home has reached fruition thanks to National Trust and National Lottery backing.The gallery and archive at Edward Chambre Hardman’s studio house is now