Countdown to trusted news day

Reporter Finola Fitzpatrick conducts an interview on patch.
Reporter Finola Fitzpatrick conducts an interview on patch.

The Harrogate Advertiser along with local titles across the UK will hold an interactive #TrustedNewsDay on Friday as part of our campaign to Fight Fake News.

We invite you to be part of it.

The day will give you the opportunity to quiz our editor about stories both in our newspaper and on our website.

How do we decide the main stories of the day? What is the structure of the the daily news conference? How do people train to be a journalist?

We would also like your views on campaigns we should take up.

And we want to know how you want us to report the general election. Should we stick to purely local issues? Do you want us to examine national policies? And how do we get the balance right?

The editor, Jean MacQuarrie, will be answering your questions in a Q and A on the Harrogate Advertiser Facebook page. The Trusted News Q and A will be pinned to the top of the page all day so you can post a question and receive a reply from her throughout the day.

Or you can ask her a question on Twitter @jeanmacquarrie. Please use the hashtag #TrustedNewsDay

In the build-up to Friday’s #TrustedNewsDay we will be post a video on Facebook and our websites featuring a short interview with our journalists.

They will be talking about 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 will continue to run up to and through Local Newspaper Week (May 15-21).

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