Co-founder leaves NN Journal for a job at the Local Office

The co-founder of a regional news site has quit her job for a new job as an investigative journalist.

Natalie Bloomer, who co-founded the Northamptonshire title NN Journal last year announced that she had joined the Bureau of Investigative Journalism‘s Local Unit Office.

Natalie, pictured, said she decided to leave the Journal due to her ‘personal situation’ and started working at the Local Office on Tuesday

Sarah Ward, the other co-founder of the Journal, will henceforth be solely in charge of its operation.

In a farewell note to readersNatalie said: “Due to my personal situation, it’s time for me to move on, but I want to thank all of our readers and sources for participating in my articles and trusting me with your stories. .

“When Sarah and I started this post, a lot of people thought we wouldn’t survive and I know some in power didn’t take us seriously.

“Nearly two years later, the Journal is still around and continues to bring you important and impactful stories from across the county.

“I am incredibly proud of everything we have accomplished during this time. I’m sure with Sarah at the helm, NN Journal will continue to improve and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Speaking to HTFP, she added: “I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved at NN Journal and I’m thrilled to see it continue to grow with Sarah at the helm.

“I have collaborated on several Local Office projects over the years and have always admired the work produced by the team. I am delighted to join them and have the opportunity to dig deeper into the issues that matter most to local communities.

Local Bureau Editor Emily Wilson welcomed Natalie to their team in a post on Twitter.

Emily wrote: “She has been a brilliant collaborator with the Local Office for years, has excellent story instincts and cares passionately about improving information for communities.”

Tweeting his own tributeSarah wrote: “Sad that my NN Journal co-founder and companion Natalie is leaving.

“It’s been great working with her and writing stories about Northamptonshire that would probably have gone unnoticed.”

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