HULL IS THIS is a constructive journalism project and publishing platform sharing news of what’s going well in Hull, and investigating solutions to the city’s other issues.

Most of the content on HULL IS THIS is produced by the city’s freelance professional writers, photographers, filmmakers, podcasters, and creatives – directly commissioned and paid for by their clients.

The editor also receives press releases from agencies, statutory authorities, charities, and others.

Additionally, the editor considers content from students and those pursuing a career in journalism.

All submitted content is judged against the key editorial question: ‘Is this story adding to, or in some way illustrating, the continuing development of the city of Hull, its communities, and its enterprises?

HULL IS THIS does not publish advertorial.


H.I.T. Patrons.

A funding scheme for HULL IS THIS is now being offered, H.I.T. Patrons. The funding raised with patrons’ support will be used to commission more stories that are exclusive to the website, to cover core editorial and publishing costs, and to sustain and develop future production of content.

Freelancer’s time and skills cost money.

The key mission of this project is that by resourcing local constructive journalism, giving voices to local communities and enterprises, the city can continue to develop for the benefit of all.

By supporting www.hullisthis.news with a paid H.I.T. Patrons membership you’ll be helping to deliver this mission.

Full details of the H.I.T. Patrons scheme can be found here.

The project also welcomes corporate sponsorship, especially from larger enterprises and organisations that share the values in our mission statement. Corporate sponsorship in no way guarantees editorial favours.  HULL IS THIS operates a strict policy of editorial freedom in considering submitted content and/or subjects to cover.




Make a Simple One-off Donation

If, for some reason, you DO NOT want to become a H.I.T. Patron, you can make a simple one-off donation to support HULL IS THIS journalism below.

Receipts and/or invoices can be arranged for corporate sponsors, please get in touch with the editor.


The Editor: Jerome Whittingham is a freelance professional photographer, interviewer, and podcast producer. He specialises in supporting the voluntary sector, both locally and regionally. With a wide interest in social issues, culture, and the arts, Jerome regularly reports on topics including: homelessness, dementia, young people, social enterprise, community development, theatre, performing arts, visual arts.

Jerome has promoted community development in Hull since moving to the city in 1994.

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