Telegraph View: Hunting for equal complaints

Nancy Fielder
Nancy Fielder

If you have a tiny violin you might want to get it out now.

Oh, the tough life of local newspapers.

There is a long established theory in journalism that as long as you are prompting complaints from each side, you’re probably getting it about right

First the Telegraph was too far to the right, now we’re dominated by lefties ... apparently.

Actually all we are doing is offering the city a soapbox and bringing you a round-up of the week’s news.

It is hard to avoid politics when you are writing about health or education, particularly since we have just come out of yet another election campaign.

But that does not mean the Telegraph, or our team of journalists, supports one party or another.

There is a long established theory in journalism that as long as you are prompting complaints from each side, you’re probably getting it about right.

As long as we’re prompting debate I really don’t mind. Everyone is entitled to air their beliefs.

The more letters we receive, the better.

We have two pages this week and, while I thank everyone who has leapt to the Telegraph’s defence, I equally welcome the criticism.

I am proud to be able to give a wide mix of views in the Telegraph and delighted at the number of people who contact us to get involved.

It is open to all.

I am also proud that we are able to challenge accepted opinion, of whichever political sway, and most importantly fight for our city.

Our team wants to inform, educate, entertain and push you within the pages of the Telegraph.

If we aren’t doing that, get in touch with your own views.

Members of our senior editorial team would also like to invite you to come and talk to us.

We will be at Dore Station from 7am on Monday and in Tesco on Abbeydale Road from 11am on Friday, June 30. Further dates on the way too.

In the meantime my email address is nancy.fielder@jpress.co.uk and my phone number is 0114 2521340.

If you have an opinion, make it known.