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For Salford, a magazine that's different. It's written and produced by people in Salford for people in Salford. And it's totally independent. The Salford Star just aims to give the community a voice, to make public bodies a bit more accountable and to inform, campaign and entertain.

We showcase what's ace in the city, dig up Real Salford Heritage, give new writers and artists a chance to express themselves, and get Salford celebs to contribute…But to make the Salford Star work, most of all we need your stories… Let us know what's going off in your neighbourhood…

If you've got an event coming up let us know… if you're launching a campaign let us know… We also need help with writing, research, photography, graphics, selling ads, distribution and other general stuff. Please contact us and have a chat or e-mail us if you want to get involved – no experience necessary.

Meanwhile, if you've got a small business and like the mag or website please support it by advertising with us at our incredibly affordable rates. We are a not-for-profit company and any revenue is ploughed back into the mag to make it bigger and better and to print more copies. It's also a great way to reach the community direct.

The Salford Star magazine is free and 20,000 copies are delivered door-to-door in areas of Salford and to as many public places as possible throughout the city.

The Salford Star is a total first for the city – it's never had its own independent magazine before. If you want to see it survive please support us and help us get it together

 

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07957 982960

 

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info@salfordstar.com

or mail us

Salford Star
Office 6C, Antz Junction
Unit 10, Junction Eco-Park
Rake Lane, Swinton
Salford M27 8LR

 

Credits for Salford Star online
     
Editor   Stephen Kingston
     
Photography and graphics editor   Steven Speed
     
Web site design   Lewis Harrison-Wood
     
     
Contributors   Nigel Pivaro
    Bernard Brough
    Gareth Lyons
    Mike Skeffington
    Graham Williamson
    Alice Searle

 

 
 

Media Reviews...

"A powerful read... taps into a genuine groundswell of anger... paints a stark picture of local people’s exploitation by public authorities and greedy developers.”
Regen and Renewal Magazine

“The spirit of investigative journalism is alive and flourishing. That word 'attitude' sums up the approach of the magazine.”
Paul Foot Award Judges

“Our homegrown bastion of butt-kicking investigative reporting. Imagine, a Greater Manc publication having the bottle to take on Urban Splash, one of the biggest advertisers and most untouchable sacred cows in the region? That's something I thought I'd never see. Almost gives you hope, doesn't it?”
The Manchizzle Blog

“The most controversial and campaigning local paper in the country.”
Manchester Confidential

“The project enjoys immense community support and has won accolades from the Guardian, Private Eye and others for its pioneering work.”
UnLtd

“The Salford Star… highlighted the irresistible rise of community journalism.”
British Journalism Review

“Earned a reputation for taking to task organisations whose actions have impacted on the lives of Salford people, including the city council, Urban Splash and Peel Holdings.”
Manchester Evening News

“Presents an irreverent and cutting edge view from the west side of the Irwell... spiky, stimulating and thoroughly down to earth. If you’re looking for an antidote to journals which merely regurgitate local authority press releases the Salford Star is it.”
Eyeonmanchester.com

“The Star celebrates Salford’s character, cultural heritage and arts scene while taking on the accepted direction of its regeneration. The Salford Star is at least producing debate.”
The Guardian

“The Salford Star has frequently hit out at plans to develop the area while neglecting the needs of residents in poor neighbourhoods.”
New Start magazine

“Flourished in spite of the hostility it often encounters from some powers that be.”
How Do Awards

“Bright and breezy... busy making a difference in Salford.”
Journalist - Magazine of the N.U.J.

“You don’t get many who do what the Salford Star is doing because normally little people are left to get walked on.”
Peter Hook, New Order

“I get hammered, on the whole, in the Salford Star.”
Cllr John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council

“The mag is fabulous. like nothing else around.”
Maxine Peake, actress.

“Bloody brilliant. Best thing that could happen to Salford.”
Brian and Alison, Lower Broughton Road, Salford.

 
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Our Awards...

Best Regional Newspaper 2008
Plain English Campaign

Magazine of the Year 2008
How Do Awards

Runner Up Paul Foot Award For Campaigning Journalism 2007
Sponsored by Private Eye
and The Guardian

Millennium Award Winner 2006
Sponsored by UnLtd

Long Listed Paul Foot Award For Campaigning Journalism 2006
Sponsored by Private Eye
and The Guardian

Salford Lotta Bottle Award 2006
Sponsored by Studio Salford

 
 

Media Reviews...

"A powerful read... taps into a genuine groundswell of anger... paints a stark picture of local people’s exploitation by public authorities and greedy developers.”
Regen and Renewal Magazine

“The spirit of investigative journalism is alive and flourishing. That word 'attitude' sums up the approach of the magazine.”
Paul Foot Award Judges

“Our homegrown bastion of butt-kicking investigative reporting. Imagine, a Greater Manc publication having the bottle to take on Urban Splash, one of the biggest advertisers and most untouchable sacred cows in the region? That's something I thought I'd never see. Almost gives you hope, doesn't it?”
The Manchizzle Blog

“The most controversial and campaigning local paper in the country.”
Manchester Confidential

“The project enjoys immense community support and has won accolades from the Guardian, Private Eye and others for its pioneering work.”
UnLtd

“The Salford Star… highlighted the irresistible rise of community journalism.”
British Journalism Review

“Earned a reputation for taking to task organisations whose actions have impacted on the lives of Salford people, including the city council, Urban Splash and Peel Holdings.”
Manchester Evening News

“Presents an irreverent and cutting edge view from the west side of the Irwell... spiky, stimulating and thoroughly down to earth. If you’re looking for an antidote to journals which merely regurgitate local authority press releases the Salford Star is it.”
Eyeonmanchester.com

“The Star celebrates Salford’s character, cultural heritage and arts scene while taking on the accepted direction of its regeneration. The Salford Star is at least producing debate.”
The Guardian

“The Salford Star has frequently hit out at plans to develop the area while neglecting the needs of residents in poor neighbourhoods.”
New Start magazine

“Flourished in spite of the hostility it often encounters from some powers that be.”
How Do Awards

“Bright and breezy... busy making a difference in Salford.”
Journalist - Magazine of the N.U.J.

“You don’t get many who do what the Salford Star is doing because normally little people are left to get walked on.”
Peter Hook, New Order

“I get hammered, on the whole, in the Salford Star.”
Cllr John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council

“The mag is fabulous. like nothing else around.”
Maxine Peake, actress.

“Bloody brilliant. Best thing that could happen to Salford.”
Brian and Alison, Lower Broughton Road, Salford.

 
 

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