Local media contacts

Media contacts in Brighton and Hove that are useful for community groups.

For advice about ways to get your story covered by the media, see Writing a News Release. For advice about giving an interview, see Radio and TV interviews.

Newspapers and websites

Brighton and Hove News

This is a local news website which often covers local community stories. The website has over 100,000 visitors per month.

Contact Jo Wadsworth on 01273 530 829 or 07748 183 839
brightonandhovenews@gmail.com
www.brightonandhovenews.org/contact
Twitter: @bhcitynews 
www.facebook.com/brightonandhovenews

Brighton and Hove Independent

This is a free weekly newspaper and a website. They also cover quite a few stories about what local groups and organisations are up to.

Contact the Newsdesk
3rd Floor,
Queensberry House
106 Queens Road,
Brighton,
BN1 3XF
07803 505625
news@brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk
brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/contact-us
Twitter:@BrightonIndy

Argus

The Argus is the local daily paper. They reach nearly 120,000 people. They  get a lot of information sent to them, so it isn’t always easy to get covered. They will be more likely to cover your story if you send a good photo and an interview with somebody who is involved.

Contact one of their general reporters. If you have luck with one, try to keep them informed of your activities in future, as they may be interested in covering your stories again.

All the contact details of Argus editors and reporters are on their website.

Dolphin House
2 – 5 Manchester Street
Brighton BN2 1TF
01273 021400

Giving Times

Online newspaper reporting on charity and social enterprise news stories in the South East.

Send your story to news@givingtimes.co.uk . It should be between 200 and 500 words long, and you must also send a photo.

www.givingtimes.co.uk
01273 608455
Unit 24, 6th Floor
New England House
New England Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4GH

It’s Local Actually

It’s Local Actually is a website dedicated to publicising local community activities for residents in Sussex. You can add your activity to the site yourself for free.

www.itslocalactually.org.uk

Local community newsletters

If your event or news is relevant to residents of a particular neighbourhood, or a particular interest group, it’s worth finding out whether there is a local community newsletter produced in the area, and contacting the people who publish it. Check community centres, hairdressers, coffee shops or other local businesses to check if such a publication exists. Some newsletters are sent out only to their members so may not be available to the general public. Try doing an internet search.

Radio

BBC Sussex

A good way of letting BBC Sussex know about an upcoming event is to pop in and drop off a flier or poster to their office on Queens Road. You can also write to them by post or email, or call them.

BBC Sussex
Broadcasting House
Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XB
01273 320428
sussex@bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-12835872

Capital FM Brighton

This is a commercial local radio station.

Call the Newsroom: 01273 316 940
www.capitalfm.com/brighton/contact

Radio Reverb

Radio Reverb is a community radio station, so it is especially for use by local communities.

Their show In Brighton Friday and Thursday Live in Brighton promote local community events, especially artistic or fundraising events.

They also have specific shows for people with shared interests or focussing on particular issues, including a parenting show, an LGBT show, an HIV community show, and a show about mental health.

RadioReverb,
Unit 8, Open Market,
Marshalls Row
Brighton
BN1 4JU.
radioreverb.com/contact

Radio Free Brighton

This is another local community radio station, run by volunteers. Have a look at their schedule – your activity or event might fit into the theme one of their shows.

jaki.chase@gmail.com
radiofreebrighton.org.uk
@RadioFBrighton

Television

It’s quite hard to get community activities featured on television. Unlike local radio stations, local news programmes generally only have 30 minutes airtime a day, so they are very selective. They will only feature things that are very “newsworthy”. If you are running a campaign, you will be much more likely to get on TV if you time an action or event to coincide with something relevant that is already happening and making it into the news.

BBC South East

Covers Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and Kent

BBC South East Today
The Great Hall
Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN1 1QQ
01892 675580
southeasttoday@bbc.co.uk 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1c26xkfQZXQYMkWVrvcxHDN/contact-us
facebook.com/BBCSE
Twitter:@bbcsoutheast

BBC South

Covers the area from Shoreham across to eastern Dorset and up to Oxfordshire.

BBC South Today
Broadcasting House
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7PU
 02380 226201
south.today@bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5JbckQ6mkS1wX7vzvG2TD9t/contact-us
facebook.com/BBCSouthToday
@BBCSouthNews

Latest TV

Brighton-based TV channel. Can be watched on Virgin Media channel 159, channel 7 on Freeview or online. They also have a magazine and a website.

thelatest.co.uk
news@thelatest.co.uk
01273 687171

Meridian News (ITV)

This is ITV’s news programme for the South East.

www.itv.com/news/meridian
meridiantonight@itv.com
Twitter:@itvnewsmeridian

News distribution services

Pressat

Pressat is a news distribution service which provides a free national news distribution service for charities. Register online, and they will circulate your press releases to thousands of journalists and newsdesks.

www.pressat.co.uk/free-news-distribution-for-charities-and-non-profits

Relevant Now

Relevant Now is a news distribution service which provides free national news distribution service for charities and charitable projects. Register online, and they will circulate your press releases to thousands of journalists and newsdesks.

relevantnow.com

Listings

These are websites and magazines which list upcoming events in Brighton and Hove. There are lots of them – the best way to find them is to type “Brighton Hove listings” into a search engine.

Here are a few:

What’s on in Brighton

whatson.brighton.co.uk

You can submit your event details using a form on their website.

Visit Brighton

www.visitbrighton.com/event-submission

You can submit your event details using a form on their website. You must include an image, or they won’t list it.

We Love Brighton

www.welovebrighton.com/contribute/
To submit an event, send a press release to info@welovebrighton.com

Community Works Events Calendar

Community Works have a calendar on their website where you can publicise upcoming community events.

bhcommunityworks.org.uk/community-events/
01273 234023

If you notice anything on this page is incorrect, please contact us.

Last updated October 2018

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