JD: This piece appears in the January edition of Press Gazette magazine. Unusually, Press Gazette has taken the decision to publish it in full online because it wants as many people as possible to read it.

It is an account of a day in the life of award-winning local weekly the Essex Chronicle and Press Gazette says it is a powerful counterpoint to the picture of bent and immoral journalism on display at the Leveson Inquiry.  

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=6&storycode=48510&c=1