Exactly four years ago my team and I launched a new online magazine for our local region called Hunter’s Best. It had a lot of big ideas, some of which were totally wrong, and proved to be a bit ahead of its time. While we enjoyed a certain amount of success, it wasn’t a sustainable model and we eventually let it whither and die.
However, in the back of our minds, we knew that one day we’d revisit the idea. Today is that day.
Welcome to Urban Insider – an insider’s guide to the city (of Newcastle and surrounding region).
Here you’ll find a much more polished version of our original idea whose time has finally come.
Urban Insider showcases the region and aims to unearth many of the the talented people living here; musicians, bloggers, writers, photographers, designers and more. Not only can you see what is going on, but meet the people who are making it happen – both the contributors and their subjects. Its an outlet for ‘citizen journalism and citizen reporting’.
Urban Insider is a genuine attempt to help identify and promote the emerging talent in this vibrant region.
And while my team and I are the publishers and editors, this is not about Sticky. We’re looking for contributors from all walks of life to get involved, pitch us ideas and get published on Urban Insider. It should be a great way to help build your profile and hopefully drive some traffic to your own sites.
We’ve invested a considerable amount of time and our own resources to deliver something we hope many local and visitors can use, enjoy and participate in.
Pitch us your ideas
Provide comments and feedback
Help fill in the information gaps in each section
Tell your friends
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Post your #urbaninsiderpic for us to share with the world
Write thoughtful (non-negative) opinion pieces on how to improve the region
Share. Urban Insider is for all us.