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Do online writers and community reporters need help with the law?

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Brighton Community Reporters has invited Brighton Future of News Group members to join its December meeting – Staying Legal: Online Writers and the Law and community reporters’ surgery.

The meeting is on Wednesday, December 1, at Community Base in Queens Road, Brighton, from 7pm. Please confirm via the group’s site

Do online writers and community reporters need help with the law? If so where will that help come from?

Judith Townend, co-founder and original organiser of BFONG, surveyed 71 UK-based online writers, who publish independently or for sites with fewer than 10 employees, to recount their interactions with UK law. The majority of the respondents write about specific topical issues or cover local (or hyperlocal) news.

Judith will review the findings and offer signposts to the most useful resources. Read more about her work on her website at

Could you give help and advice to a community reporter?

BFONG members are invited to help give advice and gentle criticism of Brighton Community Reporters work.


Written by Sarah Booker Lewis

November 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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