posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 08:30 PM
To cut a long story short, an opportunity arose recently to get involved with a new local community newspaper In Haworth, West Yorkshire (Yes, the
Well after issue 1 a rival publication seemed to be trying to put the paper out of business and a little bit of digging found this
Cyber crime hits sleepy village
Now the tricky bit of this story (local gossip !) is that the News of the World photographer was also a chap responsible for the semi naked
photographs for a slightly risqué calendar produced to raise money for the local Haworth Church and the famous Bronte schoolrooms. Over £1.2m is
required for the church alone, so they need a lot of help. Being a community newspaper, we did'nt want the fund raising project to suffer but we
couldnt turn our back on something that was rotten in the community. His wife just happens to be the owner of a local advertising magazine and there
was obviously some dirty dealings afoot. So we came up with this idea to link a picture of the photographer in question (one he did for the calendar)
with a caption competition where every body knows that he's been found out and is extremely embarrassed by the publicity (which in turn benefits the
church fund..tee hee) How to 'expose' a crooked photographer
to both expose what was going on to
the wider community, give him a taste of his own medicine and help the calendar at the same time with a bit of fun.
Obviously if you are not local this is'nt going to be quite the scandal it is over here at the moment, but believe me, its more exciting than the
hacking affair ever was. This is the whole of the Haworth community, one of the most famous villages in the world so imagine the cringing and
embarrassment and humour.
The Front page of the online newspaper is www.VotV.co.uk...
(you will understand the Irony of that web address when you read the story and see how
the News of the World photgrapher paid for us to have to use it. Serendipity !)
It is an interesting journey at the moment (this is VERY ongoing) trying to turn something sinister and divisive into an inspiring and positive thing
for a historic community. Please get involved if you can. A taste of their own medicine whilst still promoting a good cause is, in my humble opinion,
is a fun and positive way to stand up against downright mean, nasty and jealous behaviour.
edit on 16-10-2011 by Wobbly Anomaly because: Evolution