Media Relations: 2 Minutes with... Kate Murray, Editor-in-chief, Communities Today

Tell us about Communities Today.

We're a fortnightly trade magazine covering regeneration, education, housing, the environment, public health, community policing, planning and design, and we've just published our third issue.

How did the magazine come about?

We saw a gap in the market. I'm also the editor of Inside Housing, and we decided we could use our knowledge of the sector to fill that gap.

Any direct competitors?

There are some weekly titles in the regeneration press, but as our scope is broader and we come out every fortnight, it's difficult to describe them as competition.

Define your editorial agenda

We aim to give people in the sector comprehensive coverage of not only their areas, but areas that affect their work. For example, planning departments need to know about health issues, and as more partnerships spring up across the sector a wider spread of information becomes far more relevant.

We give people the opportunity to gain knowledge of other areas and get ideas from them.

How is content divided?

We have a news section, analysis and features. We cover the big issues of the day - reports on policy changes, best practice etc - as well as frontline news.

What do you want to hear from PROs?

Innovative ideas on how we can cover things such as best practice. We also like to hear about individual bodies' experiences of community and regeneration issues. Human interest stories about individuals in the sector are good, too.

What else can they do to make your job easier?

They could supply us with strong and exclusive news and good photos, and provide quick access to the people in the story.

Circulation: 17,000 (target) Deadline: Mondays Frequency: Fortnightly Contact:

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