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National World journalists voice anger at 1.5 per cent pay award for Local Democracy Reporters

NUJ calls on National World to offer a fair pay rise to its Local Democracy Reporters.


29 May 2024
NUJ urges radical change to Local Democracy Reporter contracts to ensure fair pay

The union is calling on the BBC to review and increase a 1.5 percent uplift to LDRs, to increase required minimum salaries and ensure publishers do not use allocated funds to boost profits.


12 Mar 2024
Local Democracy Reporters losing out as Newsquest keeps BBC funding as ‘business costs’

FoI findings reveal the publisher is retaining over £10,000 per LDR post.

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01 Aug 2023
Radical reforms needed for Welsh press

Ministers in Wales have been called on to make public interest news a public service and for a Welsh Media Institute to promote a well-funded, plural and diverse media.


21 Jul 2023
Bristol City Council bans local democracy reporters from press briefings   

NUJ condemns “anti-democratic” decision to ban reporters in attempt to undermine quality journalism.   

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23 Jun 2022
NUJ celebrates union recognition for Reach Local Democracy Reporters 

The union says it is now looking forward to working positively with the company and LDRs across the UK in the BBC-funded scheme. 

DM2021: Future of the Media

Campaigns to support local journalism, a review of newspaper business models, Local Democracy Reporters and support for academic publishers

21 May 2021
NUJ celebrates union recognition for Newsquest Local Democracy Reporters

Result is testament to collective hard work of reps & members – well done!

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