Thu 27 June 2019

Byline Times is run by a small dedicated team with at least half of its content provided by freelance journalists. The newspaper’s executive editors are Stephen Colegrave and Peter Jukes, Hardeep Matharu is editor, and Ella Baddeley is editorial assistant and newsroom manager.

We do not intend to report the daily news cycle. That’s for others. Our aim is to concentrate on ‘what the papers don’t say’.

The heart of our paper will be 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.