Powerful Front Pages Show Journalism Matters More Than Ever

Across 2021, national and local news media titles have published powerful front pages driving change on behalf of their readers, demonstrating the enormous power of trusted journalism.  

From The Sun’s campaign calling on the public to volunteer at vaccination centres to the Manchester Evening News’ front page on HS2, these stories demonstrate the work of the news industry bringing high quality, trusted news to communities across the UK.

The Barnsley Chronicle championed a campaign to secure a change in the law for longer sentences for dangerous driving after a local woman was fatally struck by a stolen HGV.


The Daily Mail’s campaign calling on Government to end “crippling care costs” put pressure on Ministers to bring about change.


The Express and Star published a story highlighting the terrible abuse ambulance service call handlers receive from callers, drawing attention to the issue.


The Daily Mirror’s front page coverage of England progressing to the Euro finals captured the mood of the nation.


The Lancashire Post launched a campaign calling on the government to take action to protect the public from energy price rises.


The Sun’s  ‘Jabs Army’ campaign encouraged readers to volunteer at vaccination centres.


The Manchester Evening News demanded Ministers “keep their rail promises” on HS2.


The Guardian investigation revealed the powerful spyware tool Pegasus that was sold to governments around the world and used against journalists, human rights workers and politicians.


The Northern Echo published a special report highlighting the alleged killing of women by men since the tragic murder of Sarah Everard.


The i covered the harrowing impact of the Channel migration crisis.


Labour Leader Keir Starmer backed The News’ campaign calling for all pharmacies to be allowed to provide the Covid-19 vaccine.


The Independent published a compelling front page on former Number 10 Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings’ allegations about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Southwark News published a powerful tribute to a man who tragically died after trying to save a woman in the Thames.


The Evening Standard called on government to give a clear message for London workers on where to work.


The Sundays Independent’s powerful exclusive revealed a shocking number of deaths in mother and baby homes.


The Times published a front page dedication to the late Duke of Edinburgh.


The Stratford Observer published a front page appeal to help raise money for a holiday for a local boy battling cancer.


The Daily Telegraph covered the effects of social media use on children as part of its long-running Duty of Care campaign.


The Rotherham Advertiser’s hard-hitting story called on social media platforms to close their comment sections on court report stories, after a trial it was covering collapsed.


The Manx Independent published a special dedication marking the first anniversary since lockdown.


The Grantham Journal raised awareness of threats to local health services.


The Inverness Courier reported on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the effects on the local community.


The Liverpool Echo’s campaign demanded a law change after the last trial on the Hillsborough disaster collapsed. 


The Maidenhead Advertiser published former Prime Minister Theresa May’s high profile opposition to controversial planning changes which have since been halted by government.