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HoldtheFrontPage publishes two regular columns – Dyson at Large and the Law Column.

Former regional daily editor Steve Dyson’s monthly Dyson at Large blog has established itself as a must-read throughout the local press industry. Don’t miss his updates which are published on the site on the penultimate Wednesday of every month.

The fortnightly Law Column is written by media law specialists Foot Anstey and is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of the law as it affects working journalists. It appears every other Tuesday.

Other guest blogs may also appear on this page from time to time.

HTFPConnect – Your community, your space

Welcome to HTFPConnect, the new blogging and social networking platform for HoldtheFrontPage. You can use this site to link up with other journalists – colleagues, former colleagues and college mates – and to create your own blogs on the site.

Now, what was the name of that newspaper?

News that two regional daily newspapers have  been awarded public money from the government’s Regional Growth Fund to help boost job creation in their areas is welcome recognition of the wider role of the local media. But the handling of

Could this be the ‘head’-line of the year?

We’d normally save this for the Friday Funnies on HTFP, but this one from the Gloucestershire Echo is already doing the rounds of the UK regional journalism community so we thought we’d give it an outing here. Needless to say,