Welcome to the Talking News Federation

TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. It was formed specifically:

  • To provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK
  • To help TNs provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people
  • To provide people with information and contact details
  • To campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local TNs

New members are always welcome

  • Talking Newspaper groups pay £42.00 for Full Membership
  • Individuals pay £9.00
  • For £100.00 Businesses can become Service Providers to the Federation and have space with links on our website to their own sites 

    Join us or Renew your membership here 

What's New

Help!  We need a team to help organise and run our 2017 Conference.  Please go to Help & Support > Committee or Members Area > National Conference for more details

Information and papers to download for the 2016 Annual General Meeting can be found at Members Area > Annual General Meeting.

Information on the 2016 Annual Conference can be found at Members Area > National Conference where you will find the conference programme and the booking form.

The Editors Content page has been moved from Help and Support to within the Members Area.  You will need to enter your login details for this.  It's constantly being updated so don't forget to access it if you are looking for information to pass on to your listeners.

Thought you might run a local conference but don't know where to start?....... then go to Help & Support  or FAQs where you can download the document you've been looking for - full of help, tips and suggestions.

We have a  new magazine - PARABOLA.  It has its own page within the Members Area > TNF Magazine - PARABOLA.

Details of Committee members, together with some profiles, have been added to the Committee page in Help & Support

Top Ten Tips for Treasurers... go to Members Area > Members Documents to see what TNF Treasurers Richard Black and Barry Symonds recommend.



Talking Newspapers have been around for more than 40 years.  Have a look to see if there’s one near you. Just click the header bar above Local TN and you will go straight to the Local TN page.


Is your local newspaper recorded onto audio format for you?  You can find out here with a simple search.  Just click on the header bar above Publications and you will instantly go to the correct page.


This is where you’ll find all sorts of information for listeners, volunteers, service providers, grant providers and events including details of our national conference.  Just click on the header bar above Getting Involved for a short cut to this section.


This section is a must because we can give you exactly the right sort of help and support you need - so just click on the header bar above Help and Support to go directly to this section.