From the editor’s chair

161211 Jackie Mitchell
161211 Jackie Mitchell

By Jackie Mitchell, editor

In the wake of the Leveson Inquiry, and the issues which led to it, newspapers got a very bad press.

I am sure you would expect me to defend my craft, and, in Local Newspaper Week, I most certainly will.

Like any profession, journalism is made up of all kinds of characters. However, local newspapers are a breed apart from the Fleet Street of old.

As I tell young people on work experience, local newspapers are where it’s at. We are there to fight the corner for our community, to right wrongs, campaign over 
issues and, better still, to give ordinary people in the street a voice.

Your feedback is always welcome.