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SALFORD STAR EDITOR NAMED IN NCTJ LIST OF MOST RESPECTED JOURNALISTS IN UK
 

Star date: 13th October 2018

KATE ADIE...JOHN PILGER...ER...STEPHEN KINGSTON?

Salford Star editor, Stephen Kingston, has been named in a list of the most respected journalists in the country, as nominated by fellow working writers in the NCTJ's Journalists at Work 2018 survey. The 238-strong list also includes legends like John Pilger, Kate Adie and Jeremy Paxman...

"It's a huge honour but unfortunately you can't eat a list" says Star editor Stephen Kingston "The Salford Star is out of money at the end of November and is in danger of shutting down. So if anyone's got a job going as a Christmas elf or wants some leaves sweeping, let us know."

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This week, the National Council for the Training of Journalists, or NCTJ, published a list of the most respected journalists in the country, as nominated by fellow working journalists.

They were asked to name 'which journalist they felt most embodies the values of journalism that they respect and adhere to', and the 238-strong final list includes Salford Star editor, Stephen Kingston, together with total media legends like Kate Adie, John Pilger, Jeremy Paxman, Louis Theroux and John Humphrys, as well as lesser known writers, including Dan Grimmer from the Eastern Daily Press, Paul Rowland of Wales Online and Jennifer Williams from the Manchester Evening News.

"Journalists see colleagues all around them whose commitment to the right values they admire and respect" says Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at Cardiff University, who chaired the Journalists at Work research, from which the list originated.

"What's striking is that the range of individual journalists who embody these values is so broad and so varied" he adds "This suggests to me that values-based journalism is thriving in these turbulent times. An outcome where one or two individuals wholly dominated the voting might have indicated the opposite: that such qualities are admirable but rare."

'Value-based journalism' might well be thriving but no-one wants to pay for it and the Salford Star, after 13 years and over 5,000 articles, is about to shut down...

"It's a huge honour but unfortunately you can't eat a list" says Star editor Stephen Kingston "The Salford Star is out of money at the end of November and is in danger of shutting down. So if anyone's got a job going as a Christmas elf or wants some leaves sweeping, let us know."

The Salford community is rallying to try and save the Star, with 13 local bands donating tracks for a benefit CD produced by the Sounds of Salford radio titled All Materials of Value Have Been Removed, named after the stencil sprayed on soon-to-be-demolished houses by Salford City Council.

After launching the CD this month, people from all over the country have responded with orders and donations, and there are more huge events planned in the near future to try and save the award-winning community-centred magazine and daily online news site...

For more details on the CD and to purchase a copy for £5 see previous Salford Star article – click here

To see the full list of 238 journalists nominated in the NCTJ survey – click here

The journalist who received the most nominations will be announced as the NCTJ charity's patron next week...

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at 07:04:42 on 16 October 2018
Ideally the Salford Star would be self funding if it could get enough advertising in. It would be great if it could get out in print again and be published monthly. Sadly, it wont happen anytime soon. Funding could be found for it by the council and they could save themselves a few quid in the process with public notices and the like. How much were they paying for that "life" magazine? The Salford Star cannot get funding because it prints stories about negative things that go on it the city, rather than just rolling over and having it's tummy tickled like other publications. If the Star was putting out stories about how great the city is and what a wonderful job the coucil are doing on behalf of us, I am sure funding would be found. However, integrity of the Star means that this wont happen.
 
the end wrote
at 18:50:10 on 15 October 2018
you have to love the hypocrisy of the left.You have nothing positive to say about capitalism, but want others to put their hands in their pockets to sponsor you/keep you going.
 
Gareth L wrote
at 10:22:41 on 14 October 2018
Congratulations Ste.
 
Solidarity With The Salford Star wrote
at 19:42:34 on 13 October 2018
Come On Salford, let's hear it for the Star, time to support the grassroots ! Who was there on Barton Moss as we kicked the frackers out of town ? Who was there covering the "Save The Cranes" campaign while other so-called journalists rolled past them on the tram every day turning a blind eye ? Who was there covering the concreting over of wildlife habitat for the so-called "Media City" ? Who is there every day covering the real issues of the working class of Salford ? Answer: The Salford Star
 
Tim K. wrote
at 19:38:56 on 13 October 2018
Appearing alongside Laura Kuenssberg in a list of "respected journalists" is a bit like being in a selection of politicians with integrity which includes Donald Trump.
 
Simon Williams wrote
at 15:03:00 on 13 October 2018
Brilliant Reporter and well done Stephen, but other people saying your the best does not pay bills wages etc, so I urge the people of Salford to support The Salford Star, and give them a donation
 
Alice wrote
at 15:02:50 on 13 October 2018
Well deserved recognition. What a pity the Salford Council doesn't see it the same! This newspaper tells its readers the truth, the truth and nothing but the truth! Stephen Kingston is a dedicated and intelligent journalist, who works with integrity and concern for the underdog. If it closes we will lose a valuable Salford asset. It is not exaggerating to say it is on its death bed. We need a sponsor or better still, every Salford resident could pop a £ in our box and we could keep going. That would be real community support. I am the Treasurer and I know the state of our bank. Watch for the buckets about to go around Salford. If you want a collecting box please contact me on this email: aosearle@gmail.com Many thanks. Let's keep it going for Salford!
 
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at 15:02:16 on 13 October 2018
This reflects very badly on Salford council. They have a respected, award winning journalist in their doorstep and refuse him and the publication and funding. Even worse they refuse to deal with the Salford Star at all. If they had any sense it would be a rent free office at media city and some basic funding.
 
Em3 wrote
at 12:06:10 on 13 October 2018
Absolutely fantastic + really well deserved. George Monbiot said this some years ago - perhaps he’ll start fundraising!! WELL DONE STEPHEN!!!!
 
Joe O'Neill wrote
at 12:06:05 on 13 October 2018
It may not pay the bills mate but on your epitaph you can say you had the respect of your peers and the people. Well done .
 
John Catterall wrote
at 09:37:19 on 13 October 2018
Well done Stephen and thanx for keeping Salfords' name up there in the headlines and in peoples minds .... Now perhaps certain people who always cringe when they hear mention of the name of Steve Kingston or the name Salford Star will stop behaving like kids and get behind OUR paper.... l will certainly be pushing the CD ( which, by the way gets 10/10 off me and passengers in my car ) plus any other way of raising funds, profiles , and support for the second peoples paper after the Morning Star.....WELL DONE to all supporters
 
Salford Star wrote
at 08:38:02 on 13 October 2018
See Jill's comment below...Thanks for your kind words.We do have plans for a huge event but can't announce it until it's confirmed. Watch this space!!!
 
Jill Royle wrote
at 08:35:10 on 13 October 2018
Hi Team and well done Stephen 👏👏👏👏 This might have already been broached but what about a crowdfunding page? I would share the hell out of it and obviously donate. How much are we talking about? Kind Regards Jill
 
Steven North wrote
at 07:54:19 on 13 October 2018
Well done Stephen! Thoroughly deserved.
 
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