New Online Newspaper planned for Yorkshire – to report the news other media won’t 

… And we’re looking for contributors!

Plans are being drawn up for a regional version of  Byline Times an online newspaper for freelance journalists passionate about reporting on issues not covered elsewhere … and Yorkshire has been chosen for the first pilot!

Throughout the Brexit process Byline Times has established a reputation  for unbiased, fact-based journalism. It’s aim is to concentrate on ‘what the papers don’t say’ and investigate the untold stories of modern Britain.

As their website says: 
“We will follow the story wherever it goes, without fear or favour. No PR company, advertiser or press baron can influence the stories we choose. Our integrity will come from our editorial independence.

“… We think many communities and regions are misrepresented in the media because they are under-represented. We hope to give a voice to those not provided a platform elsewhere.”

Our colleagues at South & West Yorkshire for Europe have been in discussions with Peter Jukes, one of the newspaper’s founders and executive editors.Peter and the team are keen to support citizen-led journalism in local communities and would like to pilot this with Byline Yorkshire. They’ll provide the website and technical support, if we write the stories. These might include items such as:

  • Local hospital services being put out to private tender
  • Commentary on the actions of our elected representatives
  • Local business owner struggling post-Brexit
  • Other human interest stories or even random funny videos 
  • Historical or current pride stories about our communities

We’re looking for writers, photographers, researchers and videographers. Input can be as frequent or as infrequent as time allows.  We’re be particularly interested in hearing from journalists from student newspapers. Interested? Contact Louise