Newsquest title asks readers to write and publish stories

The editor of the Croydon Guardian has asked readers to write the news themselves and publish it on the paper’s website as part of a “simplified process” for sharing their stories.

The column from Andy Parkes appears in the latest edition of the weekly title and comes after publisher Newsquest has been hit by widespread editorial cuts, redundancies and industrial action.

In his piece to Croydon Guardian readers, titled “simplified process to ensure your great news published”, Parkes said: “In an effort to get even more of your news stories onto our websites we would like to invite you to publish your own stories on our website.

“…write your article as close to the style of a news story as you can, making sure you include detail of the what, who, where and when. Attach any photos you’ve got to go with it and then click send.”

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