President of the United States was taken. So, Jim Kellar became a journalist.
Jim is the editor of the Newcastle Herald’s Weekender magazine which sits at the crossroads of Newcastle’s cultural scene. From music to coffee, art to food, theatre to technology. The Weekender is a cross-section of Newcastle’s cultural identity.
The first edition of the Weekender was published with the accumulated efforts of more than 40 people at, and connected to the Newcastle Herald. These days, the premier weekend edition is compiled by a team of music, food, theatre and arts writers, with additions from a cohort of contributors with a finger on the Newcastle pulse.
“In the media industry there are buzzwords thrown at us all of the time. They now call us “content producers”,” Jim says.
“But when you think about that everyday – when that’s your job – that means coming up with great stories.”
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In one of a series of interviews conducted over 10 days in September, Jim Kellar discusses what makes a good story in the weekly Weekender magazine, and what his writers are looking for in Newcastle.
Part II Inside the Newcastle Herald follows Part I with editor Heath Harrison, published on October 1.
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