Reporting on new football pitch attacked by both sides

Astro Turf pitch.

Fitzrovia News has received scathing criticism accusing us of inaccurate and negative reporting on a news story about the opening of a new 5-a-side football pitch at Whitfield Place in January. We reported that Fitzrovia Youth in Action had taken over management of the pitch at The Warren playground in agreement with Camden Council. We stated …

Editor says he is often left puzzled by pictures in news media

Letters page in NUJ magazne.

Local members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) would have likely recognised a picture of the editor of Fitzrovia News on the letters' page of the union's mag, which dropped through doors this week. Even if it wasn't captioned. The unmistakable Mike Pentelow had reached for his linotype machine to rattle off a comment to …

Our readers tell us we are biased, opinionated and do a good job of it

By News Reporters During March and April this year we asked our readers to take part in a survey where we asked seven questions about the content of Fitzrovia News. The responses broadly supported our editorial coverage but offered some guidance about where there is room for improvement.  Rather than report less of anything respondents …

Your editorial balance is rarely achieved – you could do with coming up for air

By Julia Barnes For a newcomer to the area Fitzrovia News holds open a fascinating window on Fitzrovia.  I enjoy your articles on the social history of the place and the quirky local businesses, but sometimes the view from that window is unremitting bleak; traffic problems, rent hikes, the BID. The gloom can be dispiriting… …