Sat 17 August 2019

Byline Times is run by a small dedicated team, providing a platform for freelance journalists passionate about reporting on issues not covered elsewhere.

Peter Jukes and Stephen Colegrave are the newspaper’s founders and executive editors.

Hardeep Matharu is editor of Byline Times, with day-to-day responsibility of the news site. Hardeep also edits the monthly print edition newspaper, which is produced and designed by Peter Jukes and the design team at Yes We Work. In addition to this, Hardeep is also lead social affairs writer for the newspaper.

Ella Baddeley is Byline Times‘ editorial assistant.

Byline Times does not intend to report the daily news cycle. That’s for others. Its aim is to concentrate on ‘what the papers don’t say’.

The heart of the newspaper is investigations. We will follow the story wherever it goes, without fear or favour. No PR company, advertiser or press baron can influence the stories we choose. Our integrity will come from our editorial independence.

But we are not neutral. Accurate information is the lifeblood of a democracy and, while everyone is welcome to their own opinions, you cannot have your own facts.

So the Byline Times makes a clear separation between fact and argument, reporting and comment. Freedom of speech does not mean a license to deceive. And we are partisan about one thing – the truth.

Accuracy also requires us to report our country more fairly. We think many communities and regions are misrepresented in the media because they are under-represented. We hope to give a voice to those not provided a platform elsewhere and to present a better picture of modern Britain.

Get in touch with us if you have a story you think we should be investigating, an angle which we haven’t covered, or journalism you would like to contribute.

We hope you find Byline Times informative and compelling – and that we can provide you with the important news you can’t find elsewhere.