Fri 28 January 2022

Byline Times provides a guide to the top stories this week on its sister network of regional sites promoting local writers and citizen journalism

Encouraging Democratic Engagement in Birmingham through Citizen Journalism

Central Bylines has been awarded a grant from the Public Interest News Foundation to conduct local journalism in the Birmingham area.
Alex Toal for Central Bylines

COVID-19, Omicron and the Anti-Vax/Misinformation Agenda

Emma Monk takes a look at the ease with which Covid misinformation is created and spread and at the cognitive dissonance on display.
Emma Monk for West Country Bylines

Community Wealth-Building: a North East Revolution 

In Labour councils across the North East, community wealth building aims to reverse the economic malaise and direct money and jobs to the people most in need.
Julia Mazza for North East Bylines


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