Kent editors become 'greeters' to welcome journalists visiting county

Editors from across the Kent Messenger Group have signed up for a scheme to “greet” journalists visiting Kent.

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Under the project, set up by Visit Kent, the editors will be expected to host ‘journalists from around the world’writing travel feature features about Kent.

They’ll also be greeting foreign journalists during the London Olympics next year.

Visit Kent chief executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh said: ‘Talking to local journalists will really help them research their features and articles and give them a great insight into county. As far as I am aware, Kent is the first destination in the world to have its own dedicated team of Media Greeters.”

Kent Messenger Group editors and Visit Kent staff pictured outside the Kent Messengers’ headquarters at Larkfield, Maidstone (l-r): Bob Bounds, editor of the Medway, Gravesend and Dartford Messenger; Julie Edwards, of Visit Kent; Matt Ramsden, editor of the Sheerness Times Guardian; Kerstin Andrews, of Visit Kent; Robert Barman, editor of the Kentish Express; Denise Eaton, editor of the Kent Messenger; David Bower, Kent Greeter; Diana Rosset, Kent Greeter; Graham Smith, editor of the East Kent Mercury; and Leo Whitlock, editor of the Kentish Gazette



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