Local reporting: Original journalism at Radio York

Original journalism requires hard work, ambition and a natural curiosity - all skills attributed to the BBC Radio York team. See how they move beyond diary-led events to find strong, original stories using everything from an ideas book to magic paint.

The BBC Radio York team are the first to admit that their corner of North Yorkshire is not a very ‘newsy’ patch. But that hasn’t stopped them from digging out great stories that bigger and more glamorous stations would be proud to break.

News editor Hayley Brewer says her team are pushed to get new top lines, do thorough research, and get strong original stories on air that you won’t hear anywhere else.


The BBC Academy offers face-to-face and online courses for BBC staff:

Research & Story-Finding 

BBC training is available to non-BBC staff on a commercial basis.