As Local Newspaper Week begins today, the NCTJ is proud to support the campaign, run by Local Media Works.
Now in its 20th year, the campaign celebrates the important role played by local newspapers in communities across the UK and the value of highly trusted local journalism.
Local journalism remains an excellent training ground for young journalists and also provides opportunities for career progression.
Every day throughout Local Newspaper Week (14-18 May) the NCTJ will be publishing the experiences of local news journalists at a range of newspaper groups.
We will be finding out what reporters and editors enjoy most about their roles and why local journalism is so important to them. Keep an eye out for our daily posts at http://www.nctj.com/news-and-research/latest-news.
Local Newspaper Week is also calling for votes in the Making a Difference campaign, which highlights the power of local newspapers to campaign for positive change in the communities they serve by presenting an award to the best editorial campaign from the past year.
The winner will be announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on 18 May by News Media Association chairman David Dinsmore. Find out more and cast your vote at http://www.localnewspaperweek.co.uk/Making-a-Difference.