Want to see your story published on the website? Do you have news you want to share? Got an event or a cause you want to promote?
Roman Road LDN provides the space, the audience and the training to help local people share their own content effectively to the community.
We continually invest in developing an accessible digital community platform; one that allows local people to share their events, to list their organisations and to publish their own stories. We also continually develop our network of connections, to provide an audience that reaches far and wide across the community.
PUBLISH YOUR OWN CONTENT
Our editorial team is a collective made up of in-house professional journalists who work together with a network of local citizen journalists and trainee professional journalists. There are several ways you can use this community platform to share your news, events and stories directly to readers.
Are you business, charitable or cultural organisation? You can become a Organisation Member from as little as £6 per month. You can then add unlimited events and notices at no extra cost. It’s easy to do as you can manage and update your listing yourself. And, when we look for content to include in our newsletters, we look to our member content first.
Do you want to share an important issue with the community? Do you have an appeal you want to make our readers? Do you need to raise funding or money for a local cause? Our Open Letters are a way for you to speak to the community about what matters most to you, in your own voice, whether it’s about the new low-traffic neighbourhood scheme or the fire safety bill. We publish ‘Dear reader’ letters on our website and promote them on our social media platforms.
Want to review local eateries, arts and culture? Are you a local creative who wants to collaborate with us on a series of articles about your local area? You don’t have to be a professional journalist to contribute content, just someone with a passion or specialist interest. We’ll provide the opportunities and contacts to help you realise your work. In the past our citizen journalists have included chef Tamsin Robinson, environmental campaigner Lizzy Mace, author Tabitha Potts and vegan foody Gem Stokes.
Our education programmes – Internships, Writers in Residence and the Community Editor Trainee Scheme – provide the skills and the opportunity to help local people better share their news, tell their own stories and document their own neighbourhood.
Our three month expenses-paid journalism internship at Roman Road LDN provides hands-on experience of journalism and social enteprise. This Internship is designed for emerging creative and media professionals who would like the opportunity to gain real-life experience in online magazine publishing and to use their skills for social action at the same time.
Writers in Residence
We accept four citizen journalists at a time onto our Writers in Residents Scheme. This is a year long placement for emerging writers and journalists seeking more personal support, training and mentoring needed to deepen their writing skills, gain confidence and build a porfolio of work. Our writers in residence are part of our editorial team. They are invited to join our monthly editorial meetings and will receive detailed feedback and training on their work.
Digital Editor Trainee Scheme
The Community Editor Trainee Scheme is a six-month part-time trainee scheme for recently trained journalists who want to benefit from a journalism mentor and gain experience in more senior skills including feature writing, production and editing for online pubications. Trainees will get the opportunity to act as Deputy Editor of one of our sister publications from day one and receive training and tuition every week from Editor-in-Chief Tabitha Stapely.