The Hyperlocal Bible: Not so long ago, Harlow (pop 80,000) had three printed newspapers. Next week, the printers stop rolling for the last surviving one, the Harlow Star. A few thoughts from me…. Tweet
EARLIER this month we could be at one place for two on-line newspapers but on Saturday it wasn’t so easy.
A FEW words on a driving from job to job to job on a Super Saturday.
THE funeral of much-loved former editor of the Thurrock Gazette, Andy Lever.
Another one on Brexit
PLANNING as a subject will, no doubt, come up a few times this year.
PATIENCE they tell me is a virtue. It is hard.
WHEN you get to know someone through a story and it ends badly.
PLEASED to continue to be a member of the press regulator, Impress.
The sad case of Michael Forrest.
A PAINED reflection on the day I file my tax returns. Maybe not as painful as the day I get the bill!
CAN you put your deep and abiding devotion to David Robert Jones into your on line newspaper, even three years after his death.
ON a very busy Tuesday night in January, I reflect on reporting the key EU Withdrawal Agreement Vote.
A FEW words on the subject of the BBC Local Democracy Reporter Scheme.
IS there ever a time when there isn’t any news?
IF you are running more than one on-line newspaper, then you need to look for opportunities to get two stories for the price of one (so to speak).
WE had just been to a meeting with the communications team at Harlow Council. Periodically, we have meets with council comms teams (Harlow and Thurrock), Here I extol the virtues of keeping in touch.
A few thoughts when a “rival” newspaper makes a bold claim that may just put your hyperlocal news out of joint.
EXPANDING upon how we feel about comments. Where and when we feel it is necessary to moderate or have a word in the cyber shell-like.
SINCE May 2017, YourHarlow YH publisher, Michael Casey has published over a hundred v-logs reflecting on the day to day running of a little old on-line newspaper. We say little but YH got just under 1.5 million page views in 2018.
A FEW thoughts on speculation, idle or otherwise
HIS is our second film on being prevented from filming by the police.
OVER in Thurrock, these are tense times between councils and newspapers. So, if invited, to a scrutiny committee, to discuss the state of play, then our advice is: go.
SOMETIMES, perhaps most times, it is hard to prepare your questions. Do your best and sometimes, play it by ears but at all times be professional.