HULL IS THIS is a positive journalism project sharing news of what’s going well in Hull, and investigating solutions to our city’s other issues.
HULL IS THIS website has become a popular source for news about Hull, supported by a large number of followers on social media.
We empower businesses and organisations, communities and individuals, to make Hull an even better place for us to live, work, and visit.
We work alongside some of the city’s finest professional writers, journalists, and digital media producers to create constructive, solutions-focused, positive content – news with a positive purpose.
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. It’s great to give new writers and media producers a step up.
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. Nobody pays to have their content displayed on our website.
Our growing movement of generous supporters, the H.I.T. Patrons and our Corporate Sponsors, make our work possible. We share the same vision to see our city develop.
The funding raised with patrons’ and sponsors’ support is used to commission exclusive content, to cover core editorial and publishing costs, and to sustain and develop this project further.
The key mission of this project is that by resourcing local positive journalism, giving voices to the city’s communities and enterprises, Hull 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. We’re happy to display corporate sponsors’ logos on our home page, chat to the editor. (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 to support our mission
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 our mission below.
Regular costs we incur include:
- £10 per month, Audioboom podcast hosting & distribution.
- £12 per month, public liability and volunteer insurance.
- £15 per month, Zoom video-conferencing.
- £20 per month, website domain & hosting, including Content Management System & essential plugins.
When funds make it possible to commission content, we pay freelancers £100 per 1,000 words – pro rata.
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.