Reach PLC


Teesside Live

Middlesbrough, EnglandFounded in 1869

Gazette, part of Reach plc, is a daily newspaper covering Teesside, Northern England. 

The website is a regional news platform for stories produced by The Gazette and the Sunday Sun. The Gazette was founded in 1869, while the Sunday Sun launched in 1919. Teesside Live strives to be an essential part of life in its region by providing continuous trusted news and campaigning for the greater good. The news site runs campaigns and events that support people and causes in Teesside. This includes the ongoing campaign Invest In Teesside, which promotes the regions. It also distributes 25,000 pounds every year to community groups through its Wish campaign in Teesside. The website was called until June 5, 2018, when it changed the name of its website, mobile app and social media accounts to TeessideLive.

  • Helen DalbyAudience and content director
  • Matt McKenzieGazette Editor (print)

Best Practices Policies

Gazette inherits best practices policies from its parent news organization Reach plc.

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Journalists of Reach PLC publications are expected to abide by the Independent Press Standards Organization's Editors’ Code of Practice. The editorial staff is trained in the code, which includes standards on how to remain accurate, respect privacy and avoid harassment, intimidation, discrimination and improper intrusion. The code also includes guidelines on the proper way to report on children, crime, and victims of sexual assault. 

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Ownership & Funding

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Diverse Voices

Reach PLC publications commit to attracting and recruiting people who are best suited to meet the standards for the publication without regard to race, creed, color, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

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Once reports of an inaccuracy are verified by the editorial team, the correction will be made online immediately and it will be noted in the story and on the website's correction/clarifications page. 

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Unnamed Sources

The company's policy states that its publications will protect the identity of their sources, but establish the reliability of the source and that the material they've provided has been properly obtained. When unnamed sources are used, it is up to the publication's staff to determine whether anonymity will be granted. 

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