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Editor pledges to give young people more of a voice in dailies

DavidPowlesAn editor has pledged to give young people more of a voice after being “challenged” to do so.

David Powles, editor of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, will host an online debate with young people tomorrow as part of a project by Archant, the newspapers’ publisher.

The EDP is asking readers aged between 11 and 25 to fill out a survey on subjects include education, mental health, job prospects, homelife, transport and the environment for the project.

The responses, and those given at the debate, will shape part of a special edition of the EDP.

The edition will feature opinion pieces as well as news features on some of the big issues young people are facing.

David, pictured, said: “Our newspapers and websites have, quite rightly, been challenged recently to give more of a voice to young people and the issues they face and this is one outcome of that.

“Going forward I’m very keen to give young people more of a voice in our papers and on our websites and welcome ideas and submissions from people to help us do that.”