Public Interest News List celebrates why local journalism matters

Posted on: October 12, 2020 by Claire Meadows

A list of more than 80 regional journalists nominated for the Public Interest News List highlights why local journalism matters, Behind Local News (BLN) has said.

The list, published yesterday by BLN (Sunday 11 October), to mark the end of #JournalismMatters week is made up of reporters covering politics, council, court, crime, investigations, human interest, campaigning and everything in between.

The list, supported by the Society of Editors, NCTJ and News Media Association was opened to nominations in September and looks to celebrate journalists and publications who have ensured that those working in local media are proud to be associated with the industry. As well as regional journalists that have made a different, BLN has also published a list of journalism tutors inspiring the next generation and newsrooms and teams that are fighting to make a difference.

Publishing the List, Behind Local News said that it comprised reporters from every corner of the regional print, online and broadcast press.

It said: “People from broadcast, print and online are all on the list, while there are representatives from the newsrooms big and small. Some are nominated for work which has gone on for years, others for knowing what to do at the right moment. All help sum up that special something which makes local journalism such an important aspect of life in towns and cities around the UK.

“We’d like to thank the NCTJ, Society of Editors and the News Media Association for their support in promoting the list. The aim was to show why journalism matters during Journalism Matters Week, which wraps up today. We hope this list does that — we certainly feel the journalists nominated represent what our industry is all about.”

View the Public Interest News List here.