Countdown to trusted news day

Elias Hubbard
May 12, 2017

Through Facebook Live you will be able to watch, comment and ask questions as we take you through the key stories for the day.

With pride, we provide trusted news and thanks to the tireless diligence of our editorial staff you can be confident that our stories are always exactly what they purport to be: the genuine article.

"The Argus is a trusted source of news for people across Gwent, because the public know that the paper doesn't have a particular agenda and employs quality journalists who want to inform people, not mislead them". A free press is essential but with that freedom comes responsibility. We will also be posting a series of videos talking about life on a daily paper, how we cope with breaking news and why we feel local news is so important.

We will be hosting Q&A sessions on Twitter and our website throughout the day.

Papers will highlight the checks and balances involved in reporting local news and the investment required to produce local journalism, as opposed to distributing fake news to profit from opaque programmatic advertising.

Joss Loader, former Worthing Herald news editor and assistant editor, and current Independent Adur district councillor for Shoreham Beach, said she "wholeheartedly" supported the Fighting Fake News campaign - underlining the importance of reliable, regulated journalism.

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The Fighting Fake News campaign, which has seen the Daily Echo join forces with local and regional titles across the United Kingdom, has been highlighting the dangers of fake news.

We invite you to be part of it.

In the run up to this year's Local Newspaper Week, local press publishers have come together to launch the first ever print and digital campaign against fake news and highlight the very high levels of trust that readers place in local newspapers.

The Fighting Fake News campaign is co-ordinated by Local Media Works, the local marketing arm of the News Media Association, and comes in the run up to Local Newspaper Week which begins on May 15.

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