Lee Macaulay

Behind the scenes at the Westmorland Gazette

#radio package, #bbc radio cumbria,

The Westmorland Gazette is a newspaper for South Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales which celebrated its 200th anniversary in May 2018.

All sorts of famous writers and journalists have been involved in its history, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

I was able to take part in a week-long series of reports marking the milestone for BBC Radio Cumbria.

First up, I went into the archives with Kendal historian Peter Holmes, where I even ended up finding myself among the pages.

Later in the week, I was allowed rare access to the newsroom where journalists and sub-editors were making the finishing touches to that week’s newspaper:

  • Delving into the archives
  • Deadline day in the newsroom