Star Editor: ‘Let’s move Sheffield forward together’

Nancy Fielder new editor of The Star
Nancy Fielder new editor of The Star
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“You might have noticed some changes in your Star over the last few weeks,” writes editor Nancy Fielder.

“We have more planned but first we want to know what you would like from your local paper.

Ellen Beardmore Rob Hollingworth and Ben Green outside The Star office

Ellen Beardmore Rob Hollingworth and Ben Green outside The Star office

“Since I became editor two months ago I have received hundreds of emails, letters and calls on the future of Sheffield.

“Now I want to know exactly how you see The Star’s role in that.

“I firmly believe we are here to reflect your feelings about our city, name and shame wrongdoers, challenge those in power, inform, entertain and also raise a smile.

“Most importantly we need to work with Sheffielders for the good of our city.

“So there is no point sitting in our newsroom hoping you feel we are getting it right.

“Come in and have a cuppa, tell us your expectations, what you want us to do and join us on the journey.

“We also want to hear from more clubs, organisations, TARAs and voluntary groups.

“So we are starting free workshops on how to promote the work in your neighbourhood.

“Sheffield is a stronger city if Sheffielders work together so take this invite and let’s move forward, side-by-side.”

As part of its commitment to readers, The Star is determined to show we will listen to your views – then act.

Managing editor Rob Hollingworth is keen to meet readers face-to-face, where he will explain how The Star is put together and listen to how you think we can improve.

Rob said: “Our readers are our driving force and I want to champion their views.

“I’d love to hear your ideas.”

Rob’s session will be held on Wednesday, June 15, from 11am to 12.30am in The Star’s boardroom.

To book call Rob on 0114 2767676 extension 3005 or email rob.hollingworth@thestar.co.uk

The Star’s Digital Editor Ben Green wants to start an ongoing conversation with readers.

Ben said: “The great thing about The Star website and our Facebook and Twitter pages is how they allow our readers to interact with us.

“We love getting feedback and hearing about the issues that matter the most to Sheffielders. We want the people of Sheffield to set our news agenda.

“The Star has a unique position in that we can give local people a voice. Not only that but we also have the ability and desire to connect and bring people, groups and communities together.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and speaking with Star readers to share thoughts and ideas. That way we can make The Star even better and help shape a better Sheffield.”

Ben will meet readers between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, June 30. Email ben.green@thestar.co.uk.

Communities are at the heart of what The Star stands for.

Ellen Beardmore, Deputy Head of Communities, can help groups and individuals share their stories of life around the city.

She said: “Community groups and leaders don’t always know the best way to get in touch and present their stories – but I can help.

“We want to showcase the best of what Sheffield has to offer, and nobody knows that better than the people who live there.”

Ellen will host a drop in session at The Star on Thursday, June 23, from 11am until noon.

Email ellen.beardmore@thestar.co.uk or call 01142 767676 ext 3527.