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Northern Cross - The Catholic Newspaper for the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle


Latest Edition: Read Page 1

Read page 1 March 2017.

 


Emma Morton appointed as new Editor of the Northern Cross

Following Andrew's decision to retire, Emma Morton has been appointed as the new Editor and will take the reins in February.

She lives in South Tyneside, having recently returned to the North East to be closer to her family after working most of her career in London. Between 2000 and 2013 she worked for the national newspaper, The Sun, becoming its Health and Science Editor in 2007. More recently, she has worked for Ruder Finn UK public relations.

Emma gained A Levels at South Tyneside College before graduating as a BA (Hons) in History at Manchester University. She is married and is a practising Catholic who was previously a member of her parish Justice and Peace group and also the local contact for Cafod. She enjoys visiting the theatre, hiking, singing, reading and creative writing and holds the Grand Prior Award with St. John Ambulance.

Talking of her appointment, Emma said,

The Northern Cross is a beacon of quality, regional journalism. It unites communities - like every good local newspaper should - providing a platform to share news, personal stories and reflections. I am looking forward to meeting many people in the diocese in the coming months and listening to their stories. It is an honour to be appointed, and to follow in the footsteps of such an accomplished editor as Andrew Smith. I would like to thank him, on behalf of all at Northern Cross, for all he has done."

In response, Andrew said,

Editing the Northern Cross for the past eight years has been one of the most rewarding jobs of my career. December’s edition was my 100th issue as editor. The positive response the paper receives from churches and parishioners across the diocese is terrific and the Cross continually bucks the trend that is creating serious decline in the sales and fortunes of the secular regional press. I am delighted to be handing over the editorship to Emma, who has vast experience of newspaper content and production at the highest level. I am sure the Cross will prosper under her stewardship. I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all those with whom I have worked at the Cross and to everybody who has contributed to the paper, in ever-growing numbers, over recent years. It has been a treat."

The Diocese welcomes Emma and wishes her success in her new role.

 


Northern Cross now online

The Northern Cross, the independent newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, has launched a new website.

The website, www.northerncross.org.uk, transforms the monthly tabloid newspaper into a 24-7 publication capable of delivering up-to-the-minute news quickly to the Catholic and wider Christian community across the North East.

One of the main features of the new website is an Online Subscription service, allowing subscribers access to the full editorial content of the current and forthcoming issues of the paper. For only £1 a month, readers throughout the world are now able to keep up to date with all that's happening in the diocese with a dynamic, real-time news service that is updated as news breaks.
Subscribers to postal copies of the Northern Cross can receive the comprehensive online service free of charge.

The website automatically converts to provide the clearest presentation possible on computers, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.

Most news reports are accompanied by photographs in stunning quality and the website includes pages explaining about the history and objectives of the Cross, how to advertise, how to subscribe and who to contact. Much of the content contains hyperlinks to related pages or websites.

The Northern Cross, a registered charity, is encouraging parishes, schools and organisations affiliated to the Catholic Church in the North East to place links to its website on their own internet platforms. To give feedback or to discuss the service, readers are invited to contact the editor, Andrew Smith, on editor.norcross@btconnect.com.


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