Napa News Feed News posts from en-gb Copyright: (C) National Association of Press Agencies, see for terms and conditions of reuse Wed, 10 Aug 2022 22:07:39 +0100 20 NAPA's call to boycott Independent in row over lifting of court case The Chairman of the National Association of Press Agencies (NAPA) has called on freelance journalists to boycott the Independent in protest at its refusal to pay a news agency for one of its stories. Jon Harris accused the online publication – which is not signed up to a press regulator - of behaving like the ‘’operators of a Dickensian workhouse’’ after it used with..... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017-07-13T00:00:00+01:00 19 Indy 'lift' NAPA agency copy - then refuse to pay The Independent has refused to pay a NAPA agency for use of a report of a court case it “lifted” from a website claiming ''there is no copyright in news”. Derek Bellis of Bellis News Agency said he was the only journalist in court in Llandudno for the case of a 50-year-old man who placed barbed wire across a forest cycle path. But although the agency was paid for use of the sto..... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017-07-10T00:00:00+01:00 18 Sun Editor hails NAPA journalists as 'unsung heroes' at 12th NAPA awards Sun editor Tony Gallagher paid tribute to news agency journalists as the industry’s “unsung heroes” at the National Association of Press Agency awards. Many of the journalists winning prizes saw staff journalists’ bylines placed on their work. But winner of exclusive of the year, Anna Verdon of Ferrari Press, was given a joint front-page Sun byline for her story about ser..... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017-05-22T00:00:00+01:00 17 SWNS claim four prizes at NAPA awards Press agency SWNS won four out of the six prizes up for grabs at the 11th National Association of Press Agency Aawards in London on May 13.   Deputy Features Editor Harriet Rose-Gale (pictured below with guest speaker Barry Rabbetts executive editor of The Daily Mirror) claimed two NAPA awards: Feature of the Year for her story about Bobbi Woodley who was sexually and mentally abused by her ..... Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 2016-05-19T00:00:00+01:00 16 Ferrari hails work of NAPA agencies Radio presenter and former news editor of Sky News Nick Ferrari has paid tribute to the 'crucial' work of Britain's independent news agencies. Speaking at the NAPAs - the National Association of Press Agencies annual awards in London - he said their role remained paramount in a complex media world. 'In theory, awards ceremonies are about winners and losers,' he said,   'But there are no los..... Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 2015-05-18T00:00:00+01:00 15 Manchester agency wins apology from court service over ''bullying'' claim Manchester based Cavendish Press has won an apology from the HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) after one of its journalists was ordered by security staff to delete pictures she took of a defendant as she stood on a pavement outside a courthouse. Managing  director Jon Harris made a formal complaint after the young reporter was confronted by two G4s guards outside Bury magistrates court ..... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-12-18T00:00:00Z 13 Calls for BBC to buy more content from agencies If BBC head of news James Harding is serious about buying in local content then he should look no further than creating a budget for material from agencies and freelancers. That's according to the newly elected chairman of the National Association of Press Agencies Jon Harris, who said freelance organisations were the most important supplier of news, features and pictures to the wider media &ndas..... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z 12 The Sun rises for London agency London-based agency Specialist News Services secured a half-page exclusive in The Sun with their story on how car firms are fooling consumers with inaccurate miles per gallon figures. The story revealed how small cars were the worst for having flawed MPG stats and that buyers of cars that claim to do more than 60 miles to the gallon are 'being taken for a ride'. The agency teamed up with What Ca..... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-11-21T00:00:00Z 10 Devon agency scores with Jo Brand revelation Devon based agency West Coast News scored an exclusive hit in the Mail on Sunday with a story of how comedian Jo Brand stole all her ex-boyfriend's underpants to avenge his cheating ways. Brand said she ''wiggled'' through a dog flap before searching the man's bedroom for both washed and unwashed underwear. She admited she wanted to do something 'he would think was a bit weird' while leaving him ..... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z 9 New chairman for NAPA Jon Harris managing director of Manchester-based Cavendish Press has been elected as the new chairman of NAPA. He will take over from Matthew Bell of Ferraris Press Agency. In a statement Harris said: ''It is my firm view press agencies will be the most important supplier of news, features and pictures to media outlets in the years ahead. ''But we as an organisation must heavily promote that mes..... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-11-10T00:00:00Z 6 Wife shames bigamist husband Manchester based Cavendish Press scored a major exclusive in the Mail on Sunday with the story of Yvonne Gibney an unsuspecting wife who discovered her husband of 17 years had secretly married another woman in a lavish £45,000 wedding after she saw pictures of them kissing on Facebook. Mrs Gibney, from the Wirral, spotted photographs of oilman Maurice Gibney dressed in his wedding finery cu..... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z 2014-11-10T00:00:00Z 5 Manchester agency puts Jude Law in the frame Manchester based Cavendish Press got a set of pictures showing actor Jude Law cowering in a downpour as he was seen in public for the first time since he announced he is expecting his fifth child. The 41-year old star had switched locations to Manchester for his new movie presuming the city's infamous weather would oblige when his character gets caught up in a heavy shower. But filmakers had to c..... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 2014-10-02T00:00:00+01:00 2 Second NAPA member clinches local TV licence Mercury Press are celebrating after Ofcom awared the local TV licence for Liverpool to its partner company Bay TV Liverpool. This comes after Made TV, whose media partners are South West News Service, secured the licence for local TV in Bristol. More than 20 further licences are to be awarded later in the year in a second round, and it is hoped that other NAPA members may be involved in some o..... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 Z 2013-02-21T00:00:00Z 4 NAPA initial response to Leveson Report National Association of Press Agencies has issued an initial comment on the Leveson Report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. A NAPA spokesman said: "As working journalists our members recognise that it is essential that the UK has a system of press regulation that works and in which the public can have trust and confidence. "The freedom of the press is a cherished asset and we ..... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 Z 2012-11-29T00:00:00Z