This week we are distributing of 50,000 copies of a special print edition of Pits n Pots to houses in Stoke-on-Trent, that is roughly and un scientifically a copy for every other house in the city.
If you are a new visitor to the site who has arrived here after getting a printed copy through your front door, then welcome! All the content in the print edition will be appearing on-line during the day and can be found by clicking here Pits n Pots Print Edition please feel free to leave comments and get involved with any discussions.
I’m delighted that we were able to involve Staffordshire University journalism students in the print edition and they have filled 16 pages with content that they have researched and written.
Jackie Gregory, senior lecturer in journalism at Staffordshire University, said
Around a dozen students, who all have a busy university workload, gave up many hours of their own time to produce this paper. They worked under pressure with great dedication and humour. It was a learning curve but they can be proud of the result.
The only content in the print edition that isn’t written by the journalism students is, the excellent Stoke’s Lost Pubs Mapped piece by Anna Powell-Smith, about 400 words from me (left hand column, page 2 if you are interested) and about the same number of words from Charlie Burgess from The Journalism Foundation on the back page (he’s a sports reporter so the back page is his front page).
Creating a print edition of Pits n Pots is something that Tony and I spoke about in the past but never managed to bring the idea to fruition but thanks to the support of The Journalism Foundation I have finally been able to cross that off the list of things we wanted to do.
I hope that you enjoy the printed edition and that you continue to visit the site and comment on articles that interest you.