A bit about us

NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES has its roots in the mainstream national media, and was founded by Ted Ditchburn, a photographer, and Jane Morton, a journalist, in 1984.

Over the years the company grew to become one of the most respected press agencies in the country, supplying pictures and stories from the North East and Cumbria to national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

Almost 40 years on, North News continues to have close working relationships with both national and local press, but we also create content for a growing number of corporate clients, including public sector organisations, universities, hospitals, PR agencies and many more.

As a result of our heritage and ties with traditional media, we are results driven, extremely hard working and perfectly placed to secure excellent coverage for our customers, if desired.

We have a small but skilled, friendly and professional team of journalists and photographers / videographers who are adept at producing high quality content on deadline - whether that be for social media, website or print.

In September 2020, the company was passed on to Victoria Williams, who had worked at North News as a reporter for 11 years. Despite now being the managing director, she is very much hands on, and is involved in the business at every level. She enjoys listening to what clients want, and making sure her team delivers according to their specific needs and requirements.

We love what we do, and are contactable 24/7, 365 days of the year. To find out more, get in touch - info@northnews.co.uk / 0191 265 7624

The Team

  • Raoul Dixon Picture Editor
  • Will Walker Videographer
  • Victoria Williams MD / News Editor
  • Karon Kelly Reporter
  • Kerri Muirhead Reporter
  • Peter Daniels Content Desk
  • Alex Storey Reporter
  • Nina Large Photographer
  • Alex Elliott Photographer
  • Lauren Kennedy Reporter
  • Susan Williams Office Manager
Want to join the team?

No permanent positions are available at the moment

But we are always keen to meet and talk through non-staff opportunities with videographers, video editors, writers or photographers keen to break into the media

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We continue to provide a fast, professional and reliable service to our established clients – newspapers, magazines, TV and radio – by supplying words and images of what’s happening in our region.

And now we do so much more – with award-winning photographers, a team of journalists and a content desk manned by experienced staff using sophisticated technology, we have an enviable reputation for PR services.

Our record for getting pictures onto pages and video onto online newspaper sites is second to none and makes us a clear choice for PR professionals who appreciate our unrivalled methods of distribution, delivery and routes to market.

Get in touch

Interested in working with us on a project? If so, please get in touch using the information below:

0191 265 7624