Guardian unveils its Edinburgh ‘beatblogger’

A NEW project launched by the Guardian newspaper, comprising bloggers reporting Edinburgh, Cardiff and Leeds, has made appointed its team.

And Tom Allan has been taken on as the ‘beatblogger’ for Edinburgh.

Says the newspaper: “Late last year, Guardian News & Media advertised three brand new ‘beatblogger’ positions as part of our experimental Guardian Local initiative. The Local project is a small-scale community approach to local newsgathering, and will focus on the three politically engaged cities of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Leeds.

“We had a tremendous response to the advertised positions and, as the Local launch editor, I’m delighted to announce that the project has reached an important milestone, with the appointment of three journalists to take on the new roles in the three cities.”