11 ways to cover flooding from the regional press

Last week was a week the regional press can be proud of. Coverage of flooding which hits northern part of the UK proved how invaluable the local Press can be to local readers.

For national news, it at times felt like a spectacle to be reported on,  or an opportunity to show just how far someone will go to appear in front of camera on location.

For local newsrooms, it was more serious than that. Lives being turned upside down, communities rallying to help one another and people looking for a reliable, ever-present source of latest news and advice.

I’ll blog on what we learnt about online news from the floods next week. For now, though, I wanted to share 11 front pages which sum up some of the differing ways the regional press stood out on the shelves, and in the process stood alongside readers.

Only one word needed: The Manchester Evening News

floods mon men

The wrap: York Press


The shocking aerial images: Northern Echo

floods mon necho

The front-page comment: Yorkshire Evening Post

floods mon yep

The back page lead too: The Rossendale Free Pressfloods friday rfp backStaying with the story when others have moved on: The Bolton News

floods friday bolton

The stunning image: The Western Mailfloods tue western mail

The local defiance: The Halifax Courier

floods friday courier

The photo opportunity mishap: The Irish Independent

floods friday irish indo

Looking to the future: The Hebden Bridge Times

flood todmorden news

The next weather warning – Evening Times

floods thurs glasgow


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