We Are Our Media is a collective of people from across the North East who believe we deserve better than what is currently being offered to us, by way of the main stream media.

Extremely popular publications, present themselves as being for ordinary people, yet we see too much evidence that they are actually driven by a small powerful elite with a narrow agenda of selling papers through creating division and fear, exploiting the powerless and demonising the vulnerable. 

We seek to develop alternative media platforms, to produce journalism as it should be – independent and investigative, publishing stories that you cannot find elsewhere.

We are supporting people to tell their own stories through training up citizen journalists and developing a quarterly tabloid publication that we will deliver free to peoples doors, taking it into communities currently being failed by the mainstream newspapers.

We will offer a refreshing and hopeful alternative, not focussing on doom and gloom, sensational gossip or celebrity scandal. Instead it will scrutinise the wider issues behind the daily news, investigate stories that are underrepresented in the existing media and will challenge the powerful and champion the powerless.

It will tap into and reflect the rich knowledge and culture of the north of England. It will include humour, presenting information and ideas in fresh and playful ways. 

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    Wanted - Writers for The Eclipse Issue 2 - July 2018

    Invitation to submit your article idea

    We Are Our Media is looking for stories, writers, photographers and illustrators for Issue Two of The Eclipse newspaper, an alternative tabloid for the North East.

    • Is there a news story that you want to tell?
    • Is it about something that people need to know about?
    • Is it from a hidden voice or about something we don’t hear enough about in the media?

    Our first call out for submissions of article ideas is now open and ends on the 3rd July at 12pm.

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    We are looking for new editors and contributers

    Would you like to be part a new newspaper that aims to empower the unheard voices across the North East?

    Could you encourage, support and actively participate in the uncovering and sharing of the many valuable stories missing from the mainstream media?

    Would you like to shape and create the second edition of the citizen-led tabloid newspaper The Eclipse?

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