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Updated: February 2024.

Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Year the organisation started publishing:
2023
Languages:
English
Type of coverage:
Regional
Area of coverage:
Northern England

Content

Type of content produced by theme:
Science
Lifestyle
Health and well-being
Journalism genres:
Essays
Interviews and reporting
Narrative journalism
Journalism coverage types and techniques:
Crowdsourcing
Engaged, community-driven or participatory journalism
Data journalism
Tech platforms and other mediums used:
Website
Newsletter
Social media platforms
Twitter
Facebook
Primary tech platform or medium used to publish content:
Newsletter

Audience and reach

Social media audience

Facebook number of followers:
1000
Twitter number of followers:
1608

Management and team

Founders

Female:
1
Male:
None
Founders:
Sarah Hartley
Directors:
Sarah Hartley, Julian Hartley

Team

Full-time employees:
1
Part-time employees:
None
Freelancers or consultants:
None
Volunteers:
2

Business structure and revenue sources

Organisation tax status:
For-profit
All revenue sources reported by media leaders:
Grants
Grants from local and national government, and other connected governmental institutions or entities
Consultancy services
Training services for journalists
Technology development services
Audience support / reader revenue
Newsletter subscriptions
The primary source of revenue reported by media leaders:
Grants from local and national government, and other connected governmental institutions or entities
The second most important revenue source reported:
Newsletter subscriptions

Transparency

Publishes information about annual revenue
Has an ethics policy / manual
Publishes an ethics policy / manual
Has a data privacy policy
Publishes a data privacy policy
Doesn’t have a whistleblower policy
Has a complaints policy
Publishes a complaints policy
Is not signed up to a press regulator, trust initiative, or part of a press association
Publishes up to date information about its team
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