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Role of media and industry's future to go under spotlight

A host of top names from the national and regional press and broadcasting are set to get together to discuss the future of the news industry and debate the role of the media. Privacy, the revamped newspaper and magazine code

Journal appoints new deputy editor

Richard Best is the new deputy editor of the North Devon Journal. In a varied career he has work on local newspapers in the UK and edited a glossy leisure magazine in Dubai before becoming a senior editor at the

Promotion for Mary-Ann

Mary-Ann Bloomfield has been appointed editor of the Mid Devon Gazette series – a promotion that rewards her hard work at the paper in the past five years – and paves the way for future developments. Managing editor Andy Cooper

Journal closes office to improve product

The North Devon Journal has been making changes to the way it collects information for news and advertising to win cost savings and improvements in service. Its district office in Bideford is to close, with business being transferred to the

Journal gets things moving

Major changes to a town’s gridlocked roads are being achieved thanks to the North Devon Journal. A scathing editorial in the paper last year, which called on authorities to do more to ease traffic problems in Barnstaple, prompted a forum

North Devon kids have a Grand Day Out

Children from farming families in North Devon have enjoyed a ‘Grand Day Out’ thanks to the Journal, to help them recover from their suffering during the foot and mouth crisis. During the crisis many young people in the area showed

Journal to give kids a Grand Day Out

The North Devon Journal is offering youngsters affected by the troubles of the foot-and-mouth crisis a tonic, by throwing a party. The newspaper is laying on a free ‘Grand Day Out’ together with The Big Sheep animal centre and Let’s

Editor's job will be givento reader

Readers are to take over the editorship of a Devonshire paper for one week. The North Devon Journal is inviting readers to take control as part of Local Newspaper Week, which has been organised by the Newspaper Society. One person,

Money rolls in for farmer fund

Desperate farmers are to receive more than £3,000 in crisis aid thanks to the North Devon Journal. The paper launched the North Devon Crisis Aid Appeal to help farm workers whose livelihoods are threatened by the foot and mouth epidemic.

Readers oppose wind power

Staff at the North Devon Journal have been blown away by the results of a survey they conducted to see whether or not readers wanted wind farms built in the area. The newspaper carried out its exclusive poll after controversial

Devon readers have their say

Readers of the North Devon Journal are being asked to decide on the latest big issue to hit the region – the prospect of wind farms springing up across the countryside. The issue had opinion firmly divided as to whether

Complaint threat forWorthing Herald

A borough council is considering taking the Worthing Herald to the Press Complaints Commission for printing what it considers to be confidential information about staff. The Herald told its readers about the background to senior staff changes at the authority.

New poll on hunting debate

The great hunting debate has captured the imagination of readers of a second Devon newspaper. Hot on the heels of a survey in the Mid Devon Gazette, its sister paper the North Devon Journal has come to the same conclusion