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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

Journalism examiner steps down

Bill Wood, the chief examiner for journalism training organisation the NCTJ, has stepped down from the key role. He worked full time at the National Council for the Training of Journalists for 17 years until 1992 and for many years

Ocean liner's visit brings extra readers

The arrival of the world’s biggest ocean liner in her home port of Southampton is proving a big “hit” for Newsquest Southern’s digital media team. Boxing Day saw the arrival of the new Cunard liner, QM2, in the city. Website

Swindon Town website reaches a new high

Newsquest Wiltshire’s Swindon Town FC website is proving to be top of the league this season. As well as scooping the Best Niche Internet Site (Community) at Monday’s Newspaper Society New Media Awards,, reached an all-time high of 405,768

Industry bodies to help decide on digital future

Press industry bodies are to take part in discussions with the Government over plans to set up trial schemes for putting digital material in libraries and helping people to access it. The Digital Content Forum, which includes The Newspaper Society,

More readers reached as Post initiative goes online

The Bristol Evening Post is aiming to further raise the profile of its hard-hitting cancer campaign with the launch of a new dedicated website. The paper launched its campaign – labelled One in Four because the disease claims a life

Christmas comes (slightly) early in Wiltshire

With less than a month to go to the big day Newsquest Wiltshire has launched its This is Christmas website. The site – which can be found here – is a one-stop guide to all things festive across Wiltshire. This

Old-fashioned launch for web innovation

Oyez, oyez. The Evening Press at York turned back the clock to deliver an urgent message to readers about hi-tech changes. The paper brought in York’s town crier John Redpath to shout out to the city all about exciting new

Online publishers' website revamped

The Association of Online Publishers has relaunched its website – offering enhanced services and ease of use for its members. The site contains news, information, press releases and legal advice, as well as a members-only section. The members-only area houses

New look for the online Herald

The Herald in Glagow has unveiled a new-look website after listening to the views of its online users. has been redesigned with the aim of making it easier to navigate and read. Visitors to the website can now increase

Innovation sees Welsh title go digital

Welsh language newspaper Y Cymro is pressing ahead with an innovation to make it completely available in digital format on the Internet. Later this month, readers will be able to receive an exact digital replica of the printed version with

Newspaper website's new look is complete

A new-look Shropshire Star website has been launched after more than half a year of development. has been revamped to include more content and to allow users to navigate the site more easily. The site’s homepage now contains links

Manchester editor under the spotlight

Manchester Evening News editor Paul Horrocks has reaffirmed his support for the Press Complaints Commission – and explained when and why he would sanction long lens photography in his paper. As a member of the Commission, he helps make decide

Grant boost for sub's charity website

Yorkshire Evening Post sub-editor Liz Carnell is celebrating a £10,000 government grant for her charity Bullying Online. The money will be used to pay running costs for the charity at which is gearing itself up for the new school

Award winning website opens up for chat

A new chatroom has opened at an award-winning Northcliffe website. AdoptionChat is the latest addition to and will allow users to ask each other questions live online. Readers are already helping rack up more than 130,000 page views a

Manchesteronline ranks alongside the nationals

Manchesteronline, the website of the Manchester Evening News, has been ranked 16th in a survey of Internet sites operated by print media companies. The survey was conducted by market research company Hitwise, which monitors the surfing habits of 8.4m surfers

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