Events

Meet the Echo team

Join us at The Mill Community Centre on Monday 3rd June and meet the Echo’s tiny but mighty news team

Join us at The Mill (Community Centre) for the opportunity to meet with the Echo’s tiny but mighty news team which comprises editor Marco Marcelline and Local Democracy Reporter Sebastian Mann. David Floyd, the director of the Echo‘s publisher Social Spider will also be attending.

We’ll be around to listen to any stories whether that’s a gripe with the council’s parking team, an exciting new community venture, or a whistleblowing account of local government maleficence.

We’re also keen to hear from anyone with glowing or critical feedback for the paper, and, if you’re thinking of writing for us, or want advice on a career in local journalism then please do come too!

This event will be held as part of the inaugural Indie News Week. 

Launching on 3rd June and running until 9th June the first Indie News Week is a celebration of local news as an important part of the local community.


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Indie News Week is a new initiative by the Public Interest News Foundation, and various community events run by independent news organisations such as ours will be held across the UK throughout the week.

This event also comes as the Echo is about to celebrate its tenth year of being the only independent newspaper serving Waltham Forest, which is a miracle in itself given the ever tight margins and dwindling resources in local journalism.

We have never had any significant support from grant making bodies or outside investors, and so this event will also be a chance to find out more about how you can help us by joining our patron and supporter schemes.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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No news is bad news 

Independent news outlets like ours – reporting for the community without rich backers – are under threat of closure, turning British towns into news deserts. 

The audiences they serve know less, understand less, and can do less. 

In celebration of Indie News Week, Public Interest News Foundation's Indie News Fund will match fund all donations, including new annual supporter subscriptions for the month of June.

If our coverage has helped you understand our community a little bit better, please consider supporting us with a monthly, yearly or one-off donation. 

Choose the news. Don’t lose the news.

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