Local Papers Celebrate #TrustedNewsDay
Local newspapers across the UK are opening up their newsrooms to show readers exactly how trusted local journalism is produced as part of Local Newspaper Week’s #TrustedNewsDay today.
Local newspapers have launched a series of initiatives including inviting readers to submit questions about how a local newsroom operates and highlighting their highly trusted credentials in their coverage.
Ask us a question about our journalism on #TrustedNewsDay https://t.co/H3DVX8vwas
— Malvern Local (@malvernlocal) May 17, 2018
Why newspapers such as @Sotlive have never been needed more #localnews #localandproud #makingadifference @localpaperweek @localmediauk #trustednewsday https://t.co/og5tCRlob5 pic.twitter.com/qaPY3hwdO9
— Jenny Amphlett (@Jennyamphlett) May 15, 2018
Today is #TrustedNewsDay – in the face of fake news and with a bewildering array of information out there, local newspapers like The Oxford Mail deliver information you can trust. Here’s how we can make a difference in the community https://t.co/ixxRdoWhWQ pic.twitter.com/CauXZKaNEL
— Oxford Mail (@TheOxfordMail) May 17, 2018
The #TrustedNewsDay kicked off with a Thunderclap supported by daily and weekly local newspapers, editors and journalists which went out at 9am today with a social reach of nearly 2.5 million.
The initiative is part of LNW which has seen thousands of votes cast in the Making a Difference online public vote for the best local newspaper campaign of the past year.
Radio Cumbria were at the Gazette newsroom yesterday recording the ‘sounds’ of the day/the news conference etc for a series of special bulletins next week about the 200th anniversary of the newspaper #TrustedNewsDay @tobygranville @gazettenewsdesk @BBC_Cumbria pic.twitter.com/sgQ1rq6eaa
— Andrew Thomas (@AndrewThomasWG) May 17, 2018
Fake news? Not round here! Here’s why you can trust your Doncaster Free Press on #TrustedNewsDay https://t.co/fj6YSrnd9i
— Doncaster Free Press (@DonnyFreePress) May 17, 2018
It’s Trusted News Day. Place your ads in a medium that’s more trusted than social. https://t.co/3BZAeVRnoo #TrustedNewsDay
— Mark Dunford (@MarkSDunford) May 17, 2018
The winner will be announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards tomorrow by News Media Association chairman David Dinsmore who wrote an op ed for LNW.
David said: “We have so much to be proud of. Our local newspapers produce high quality local journalism which makes a real difference, day in day out. Forty-two million people, 83 per cent of the population, count themselves as local newspaper readers, in print or digital.
“We must use Local Newspaper Week to shout unashamedly about the immense value of local journalism and we’d like to invite you, our readers, to do the same.”
LNW has also been backed this year by actress and writer Rachel Shenton who wrote and starred in the Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child.
Rachel said: “Local journalism, trusted and accurate news information produced by local papers, is more important than ever before in the age of ‘fake news’ spread via social networks.
“We rely on trained local newspaper journalists to separate fact from fiction and get to the truth, even if powerful interests would rather it remained hushed up. In addition to holding the powerful to account, journalism has other important benefits such as promoting literacy.”
- The Journal marks Local Newspaper Week and Trusted News Day (Salisbury Journal)
- Opinion: Why local journalism is more vital than ever (The Sentinel)
- Local newspaper week: Shropshire Star is eyes and ears of community (Shropshire Star)
- Local Newspaper Week: Newspapers ‘lifeblood of democracy’ (The Courier)
- Local newspapers still ‘excellent training ground’ for journalists says NCTJ as Local Newspaper Week turns 20 (Press Gazette)
- Campaign in memory of murdered Norwich mum Kerri McAuley short-listed for national award (Eastern Daily Press)
- Our #WeStandTogether campaign has been shortlisted for a top award – how you can help us win (Manchester Evening News)
- JEP community campaign needs your votes to win (Jersey Evening Post)
- Oxford Mail shortlisted for national Make A Difference award (Oxford Mail)
- Gazette campaign nominated for Making a Difference award (Westmorland Gazette)
- Actress Rachel Shenton backs Local Newspaper Week (Daily Echo)
- The Leader marks Local Newspaper Week and Trusted News Day (The Leader)
- Local Newspaper Week: Playing our part (The Bolton News)
- Local Newspaper Week: Things we have been doing to provide trusted local news (Bournemouth Echo)
- LOCAL NEWSPAPER WEEK: Generous Adver readers helped OAP after theft (Swindon Advertiser)
- What we do really matters (Lancashire Evening Post)
- Celebrating Local Newspaper Week (Ross Gazette)
Local media is the most trusted medium, THREE TIMES more trusted than social media. Celebrate Trusted News Day! https://t.co/BCClG9CJsM
— Local Newspaper Week (@localpaperweek) May 17, 2018
Join the @southwalesargus for Trusted News Day.
— Angharad Williams (@ArgusAWilliams) May 17, 2018