The brand may be new, but the team is one with established journalistic pedigree and credibility, who continue to work in the North’s media sector.
Prolific North will become the destination for news, informed opinion, features and of course as much gossip and rumour as you can take about the comings and goings of creative and media companies in the North and their key staff.
In the coming months we will be offering a growing range of support services, enhancing our core news operation and jobs board, launching an innovative classified marketplace, partnering institutions on management development and training and creating a broad spectrum of events and industry initiatives to entertain and inform our readership.
The team behind Prolific North has significant experience of working in this field.
The publisher is Nick Jaspan. Jaspan’s experience spans a number of high profile publishing ventures: from launching Insider (Newsco) to financial transactions data companies – Corpfin, Zephyr and j4b – to the North West Enquirer and the media web site How-Do.
The core editorial team is comprised of two leading journalists: Stephen Chapman and David Prior.
Prior has 15 years’ experience in media and marketing, as a journalist with the Press Association, Liverpool Daily Post and North West Enquirer before moving into agency-side marketing with Golley Slater, Prior Communications and Delineo, where he was head of digital.
Chapman spent five years at Granada Reports before moving into the independent sector as a producer – receiving critical acclaim for a reinvention of The Tube for Channel 4’s short-lived radio venture. In 2008 he established his own company making documentary features and producing corporate work for a list of high profile clients. He’s also worked as a producer, journalist and newsreader for the BBC and ILRs in London and across the North and Midlands. He also worked with How-Do for three years.
The team at Prolific North is supported by freelancers and by commercial organisations who are working with the company in several areas; from editorial content and job advertising to SEO, analysis and event management.
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