Keeping it real with trusted local news

The Gazette newsroom
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This newspaper, along with local titles across the UK, will hold an interactive #TrustedNewsDay on Friday as part of our campaign to Fight Fake News.

And we invite you, our loyal;army of readers and advertisers, to be part of it.

The day will give you the opportunity to quiz our editorial team via social media,about how we take decisions about stories both in our newspaper and on our website.

Online you will be a able to watch a video tour of our office, including our advertising department and the editorial floor.

And also on Friday we will be picking a real story and, via blackpoolgazette.co.uk, asking you to suggest a headline.

It’s not as easy as you think!

In the build-up to and during Friday’s TrustedNewsDay all our staff will be on social media talking about Fighting Fake News.

They will be discussing their jobs and why delivering honest journalism is the reason they entered the profession.

Fighting Fake News has seen hundreds of local papers highlight their highly-trusted credentials through features, news stories, infographics and videos.

The campaign, which launched a week ago and will continue through Local Newspaper Week (May 15-21), has prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to comment on the dangers of fake news on social media and the importance of a free press. LNW will see the public invited to vote for their favourite local newspaper campaign from a showcase of 28 powerful Making a

Difference campaigns with the winner announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on May 19.