Sunday, April 11, 2021

West Leeds Dispatch

Behind Community News: Democracy and community go hand in hand

Ever wondered how an independent community media outlet like West Leeds Dispatch operates? In the second of a series of regular posts, editor JOHN BARON looks...

Join WLD for an online community news cafe!

Would you like to help tell the story of your community? Is there something happening that we should know about - or do you...

Behind Community News: How West Leeds Dispatch is ‘community led’

Ever wondered how an independent community media outlet like West Leeds Dispatch operates? In the first of a series of weekly posts, editor JOHN...

We’re looking for a fundraiser – will you be our West Leeds Dispatch Valentine?

Words: WLD Chair Anne Akers It’s Valentine’s Day and while we’re not talking about romance, we at the West Leeds Dispatch would very much like...

2020: A year of growth for community media in West Leeds

Words: Dispatch Editor John Baron As I write what will be the final West Leeds Dispatch post of 2020, it's clear this will undoubtedly go...

Dispatch AGM hears of growth of independent community journalism in West Leeds

It's been a year of growth for the Dispatch, West Leeds Community Media's AGM heard this week. Instead of holding our AGM in the pub...

Join West Leeds Community Media’s AGM – with guest speaker from Independent Community News Network

There's no doubt that life has been thrown upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic - and West Leeds Community Media's annual general meeting certainly...

We’re recruiting a deputy editor

The West Leeds Dispatch is growing. Since we started in 2015 as an independent and community-led online newspaper, we have brought almost 5,500 articles...

West Leeds Dispatch launches pilot print edition

Read all about it! We're really pleased to announce we've produced a pilot printed edition of West Leeds Dispatch - just months after the...

Please write to your MP to help save independent community news

Local independent news providers like West Leeds Dispatch are among the most trusted source of news in the media. However, more than 95 per...

West Leeds Dispatch awarded grant to produce pilot print edition

West Leeds Dispatch is set to produce a pilot printed newspaper - just months after the Coronavirus pandemic led us to scrap our initial...

Letter: ‘We need to develop a fair system of support for local newsgathering’

From Chris Matheson MP for City of Chester and Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Life was tough enough for local newspapers before the...