For community reporter Eve McLachlan, it has been a real adjustment to living in the Western Isles and reporting on its remote communities. The 24-year-old, who works for the Press and Journal, originally moved to the island chain off the…
A new raft of community reporters say they have uncovered hidden gems as they engage with people whose stories are normally left untold.
Three awards which celebrate innovation and diversity in journalism education and training were presented at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence, sponsored by News UK.
Fourteen publishers are joining the Community News Project (CNP), as the scheme expands with £6 million funding from Meta.
The Community News Project will create up to 100 community reporter roles, as the scheme is expanded with new funding.
"Reporting on and about a community that you live, socialise and have worked in is important to me."
It has meant the world to me to be given an opportunity to stand with those young people that feel they aren't good enough.
"Reflecting upon the ghastly historic coverage of my community, one thing rings true: words have power. And by proxy, the press has the power to influence public opinion. As a journalist, I consider it my duty to play my role in the drive for positive social change."
A charity champion has described how her relationship with a community news reporter has really made an impact within the black community and helped instil trust in the media.