Alongside council meetings, daily calls to contacts in the emergency services and drop ins to council estate spoke persons, where a cup of tea was offered and Charlie the terrier would bark uncontrollably — even after giving him all your biscuits, local newspapers were indeed the lifeblood of communities. Thanks for this (your post). Experience and local knowledge/contacts appear to be secondary qualities amongst what’s left of the local J industry . I was not at Kensington, yet I recognise the cues from being in local radio and then at a cable station Channel One, which existed on cut out news from local newspapers and nurturing local contacts. I wonder what your take is on the quality of reporting you’ve seen come out from Grenfell and whether you plan to play a role of sorts in framing a picture of Grenfell ( like this post has) in its formal proceedings for justice?

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