JPI Media And Newsquest Titles Go Blue To Support NHS

More than 30 Newsquest and JPI Media titles have turned their mastheads blue and added in the rainbow symbol in solidarity to support the NHS and all key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jeremy Clifford, JPI Media’s editor-in-chief, said: “It is so inspiring to see the whole nation come together to support our national treasure, the NHS, every Thursday, and our titles want to do what we can to show our gratitude and support for everyone caring for people with Coronavirus. 

“Turning our mastheads blue is a simple gesture but one full of sentiment for the courage and professionalism of NHS staff.”

This initiative coincides with Newsquest’s exclusive with Captain Tom, who is celebrating his 100th birthday today. Toby Granville, editorial development director at Newsquest, said: “We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation for our NHS workers putting their lives on the line for our communities – and as Thursday is Clap For Carers day it seemed the perfect time to do it.

“Very timely it also coincided with Captain Tom’s 100th birthday – who one of our North East editors Nigel Burton managed to get a group-wide exclusive with – thanking our readers for supporting his fundraising campaign.”

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The mastheads will remain blue every Thursday whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues, and other publishers are also welcome to join.