Shortlists for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2015 have been announced with the winners to be revealed at the awards lunch in London on 20 May 2016.
By John Reynolds 29 April 8:00
The two traits which London Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands admires most in journalists are “seriousness” about the trade coupled with “a merriment”. And 20 years in senior level editorial jobs have not dulled her enthusiasm for “the most fun and interesting career” there is.
Liverpool Echo editor on Hillsborough coverage: Our focus was on marking the moment in the proper wayBy John Reynolds 28 April 8:40
Liverpool Echo editor Alastair Machray said his focus was on "marking the moment" rather than sales as his paper published special editions to mark the Hillsborough disaster Inquest verdicts.
Research claims Evening Standard news coverage of London mayoral campaign has 'overwhelmingly' favoured Zac GoldsmithBy Dominic Ponsford 28 April 7:38
Research by the university Goldsmiths in London has found that the Evening Standard has "overwhelmingly" favoured Convervative candidate Zac Goldsmith in its news coverage of the London mayoral election.
Journalism offers 'more opportunities' now says editor stepping down after 2,000 editions of East Kent MercuryBy John Reynolds 27 April 12:35
An editor of a local weekly paper who has retired after 18 years in the job says journalism is still a “great industry” to get into offering “more opportunities” than ever.
Former daily editor says up to 80 per cent of UK local newspaper journalism jobs have gone since 2006By Dominic Ponsford 25 April 20:29
Some regional daily newspapers have lost 80 per cent of their editorial staff over since 2006, according to research by former regional editor Keith Perch.
A further 14 jobs to go as Trinity Mirror closes Local World websites and merges production on Bristol dailiesBy Dominic Ponsford 25 April 12:27
A further 14 editorial jobs are to go at titles in the Local World regional newspaper group which was bought by Trinity Mirror last November.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 April 10:40
By John Reynolds 22 April 15:47
The editor of the Derby Telegraph is the third senior editor of a daily title in the Local World group of newspapers, which were purchased by Trinity Mirror for £220 million last year, to leave the newspaper group.
By PA Mediapoint 21 April 12:43
Johnston Press boss Ashley Highfield says regional media groups and the BBC have agreed in principle a new partnership - but talks are at a "crunch point".
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 7:27
A group of journalists at the Leicester Mercury have asked that their title be withdrawn from contention from a national awards event in protest at cuts to photographers.
Journalists at Alpha Newspapers in Northern Ireland opt for three-day strike in protest at £7.85-per-hour payBy John Keenan 19 April 10:10
Members of the National Union of Journalists at Alpha Newspapers in Northern Ireland will strike for three days from Thursday 21 April in a dispute over trade union recognition and pay.
Portsmouth's Saturday night sports newspaper facing prospect of final whistle at the end of this football seasonBy John Keenan 19 April 9:35
Neil Allen, chief sports writer with the Portsmouth News, said the final whistle of the football season could signal the demise of the Sports Mail. The weekly title has a circulation of 2,700 which Allen says is too few to guarantee survival.
Government inaction on Local World buyout promotes 'stultifying' regional monopolies, says publisher BullivantBy John Keenan 19 April 9:01
A regional newspaper publisher has attacked the competition regulator's refusal to take action on the Trinity Mirror take-over of Local World.
By John Keenan 18 April 15:32
Trinity Mirror is merging the news teams at two regional titles, with the loss of up to eight editorial jobs.
By Press Gazette 18 April 12:30
A former regional newspaper group editor turned successful author has died.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 12:42
Two of the leading daily editors in the Local World group of newspapers, which were bought by Trinity Mirror in a deal which valued the group at £220m at the end of last year, are to leave.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 12:15
Some 32 local newspaper campaigns have been put forward to a public vote by the News Media Association to have a chance of winnings its Making a Difference Award.
By Bob Barclay 13 April 14:37
It's 5am and Britain's longest serving picture editor is racing through the empty London streets.
By John Reynolds 12 April 15:00
Trinity Mirror is launching Glasgow Live, its latest in a string of standalone digital website launches, with a team of ten journalists.
Hastings Independent Press publishes 50th issue and seeks £15,000 in crowdfunding to train journalistsBy John Reynolds 12 April 12:00
Hastings Independent Press (HIP), the community-led free newspaper, is seeking £15,000 investment through crowdfunding as looks to move into a more professional office space and build up its distribution service.