The Argus wants to hear from you

The Argus editor Michael Beard

The Argus editor Michael Beard

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The Argus has always been your paper – and we want you to help us provide more of the news that matters to you.

We are asking readers to tell us their stories and send their photographs for publication in your favourite daily newspaper.

By doing this we hope to expand our coverage into the communities we are proud to serve and make sure we highlight the stories that matter to you.

As a community correspondent, we want you bring us the news from your area. It could be a community event, a hero who deserves recognition or an issue that is the talk of your neighbourhood.

We know that parking, speed limits, crime and education are always hot topics. So why not help us to tell those stories from where you live?

It does not have to be bad news. We are always looking for positive stories, tales of success and achievement.

We are also interested in brightening up the day with any funny, quirky tales you may have.

We don’t mind, as long as they feature one of the communities we serve.

As well as being interested in becoming an Argus correspondent yourself, you might also know someone else who would be ideal. If so, make sure they get in touch.

If you have a story or a photograph crying out to be published, email them to news@theargus.co.uk and mark it “Community Content” in the subject line.

For example, following the spectacular storm in the early hours of Friday, July 18, we received loads of fantastic pictures from readers who sent them to picture.desk @theargus.co.uk with many featuring in The Argus the next day.

One photo was so stunning, we put it on the front page.

  • Remember to email news@theargus.co.uk if you are interested in becoming an Argus Community Correspondent

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3:52pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Dave At Home says...

The Argus is looking for people to work for them for FREE, as the currently journo's haven't got a clue on how to go out into the community and make a proper report with photo's. Mind you, there has to be a balance between paying ads and free reports, I think the rate is 80/20 in favour of the paying ads. If you fit this bill....

What happened to old fashioned journalism?
The Argus is looking for people to work for them for FREE, as the currently journo's haven't got a clue on how to go out into the community and make a proper report with photo's. Mind you, there has to be a balance between paying ads and free reports, I think the rate is 80/20 in favour of the paying ads. If you fit this bill.... What happened to old fashioned journalism? Dave At Home
  • Score: 12

6:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The Real Curious George says...

Dave At Home wrote:
The Argus is looking for people to work for them for FREE, as the currently journo's haven't got a clue on how to go out into the community and make a proper report with photo's. Mind you, there has to be a balance between paying ads and free reports, I think the rate is 80/20 in favour of the paying ads. If you fit this bill....

What happened to old fashioned journalism?
yup, totally agree. Might I suggest that a few of these 'journos' look at copies of the Argus from the 60s and 70s and see how local reporting was done?
Also, maybe might be worth letting folk comment on local issues that they want to, like the travellers and the disruption to the locals where they park up.
Basically, the Andrex is on its last legs as a printed rag.... the journalists really lack insight and overall professionalism (remember the super-hot burger article last week?).
[quote][p][bold]Dave At Home[/bold] wrote: The Argus is looking for people to work for them for FREE, as the currently journo's haven't got a clue on how to go out into the community and make a proper report with photo's. Mind you, there has to be a balance between paying ads and free reports, I think the rate is 80/20 in favour of the paying ads. If you fit this bill.... What happened to old fashioned journalism?[/p][/quote]yup, totally agree. Might I suggest that a few of these 'journos' look at copies of the Argus from the 60s and 70s and see how local reporting was done? Also, maybe might be worth letting folk comment on local issues that they want to, like the travellers and the disruption to the locals where they park up. Basically, the Andrex is on its last legs as a printed rag.... the journalists really lack insight and overall professionalism (remember the super-hot burger article last week?). The Real Curious George
  • Score: 6

6:41pm Thu 24 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

The readers send in the stories and photos ...
This sounds like The Argus are trying to get the readers to do their job?
There's no mention of any payment for providing the content for them?
The readers send in the stories and photos ... This sounds like The Argus are trying to get the readers to do their job? There's no mention of any payment for providing the content for them? sussexram40
  • Score: 4

9:54am Fri 25 Jul 14

jillyb1 says...

Investigate the wages paid at Cafe Marmaris , it shocked me when I heard about the way they treat staff .
Investigate the wages paid at Cafe Marmaris , it shocked me when I heard about the way they treat staff . jillyb1
  • Score: 3

11:44am Sat 26 Jul 14

applecore says...

I don't think they're that interested in reporting. I suspect they are more interested in people's pictures.
They seem to be suggesting it's an honour to have your picture in the newspaper, so send it in... but I think it's worth pointing out it's your copyright and they should pay for its use.
The Argus always misses out on shots of emergency incidents/crashes and so on.
I don't think it has a night photographer and I don't think it is willing to pay for pictures.
If you look at the local BBC and even the other local papers in the area, they often have pictures of fires and crashes... I don't know exactly what it is but something is preventing The Argus from getting them and this is clearly what they're trying to remedy.
I think it's cheeky and a bit sad trying to make this desperate plea for people's images...
I don't think they're that interested in reporting. I suspect they are more interested in people's pictures. They seem to be suggesting it's an honour to have your picture in the newspaper, so send it in... but I think it's worth pointing out it's your copyright and they should pay for its use. The Argus always misses out on shots of emergency incidents/crashes and so on. I don't think it has a night photographer and I don't think it is willing to pay for pictures. If you look at the local BBC and even the other local papers in the area, they often have pictures of fires and crashes... I don't know exactly what it is but something is preventing The Argus from getting them and this is clearly what they're trying to remedy. I think it's cheeky and a bit sad trying to make this desperate plea for people's images... applecore
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Sat 26 Jul 14

rolivan says...

I rang last year and suggested the reporters go out and spend some time familiarising themselves with The Streets and places of the City,the response was they do try and get out once a month . They pick and choose what you are able to comment on and do not want to pay for a moderator .So they do not know exactly how people are having to put up with the certain situations on an everyday basis . You phone and ask why comments are not tolerated on The Traveller reports and get told that it is our business and we can run it how we want which at the moment seems to be into the ground . I think Mr Beard has realised a little to late that the City has some very good sires on Facebook and people can discuss any issues on them and get the Story out there.
I rang last year and suggested the reporters go out and spend some time familiarising themselves with The Streets and places of the City,the response was they do try and get out once a month . They pick and choose what you are able to comment on and do not want to pay for a moderator .So they do not know exactly how people are having to put up with the certain situations on an everyday basis . You phone and ask why comments are not tolerated on The Traveller reports and get told that it is our business and we can run it how we want which at the moment seems to be into the ground . I think Mr Beard has realised a little to late that the City has some very good sires on Facebook and people can discuss any issues on them and get the Story out there. rolivan
  • Score: 1

11:09pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Hove Actually says...

This useless bunch need only look to the Worthing Herald to see reporting of local issues carried out professionally.
The argus was invited to the 75th Anniversary of the 176 ATC Squadron in Hove which was attended by the Mayor many past cadets and importantly Airmen from WWII ....They couldn't be bothered to attend
This useless bunch need only look to the Worthing Herald to see reporting of local issues carried out professionally. The argus was invited to the 75th Anniversary of the 176 ATC Squadron in Hove which was attended by the Mayor many past cadets and importantly Airmen from WWII ....They couldn't be bothered to attend Hove Actually
  • Score: 8

4:34pm Sun 27 Jul 14

worthingite says...

With sales of 12k now who cares.....
With sales of 12k now who cares..... worthingite
  • Score: 5

9:40am Mon 28 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

Whenever I buy the Argus I find so little of any interest among the adverts and TV programmes (which can be found in any newspaper, as well as the Radio Times). It is really a waste of money. The letters page is interesting but is too short.
Whenever I buy the Argus I find so little of any interest among the adverts and TV programmes (which can be found in any newspaper, as well as the Radio Times). It is really a waste of money. The letters page is interesting but is too short. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 4

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