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 

The Editor's Content section is constantly being updated so don't forget to access if you are looking for information to pass on to your listeners.

The Black Country Talking Newspaper and magazine can now provide a Punjabi version.  Find out more

The 2014 Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, Cambs PE2 6GB over the weekend of 26th to 28th September.  Further details together with the booking form can be found in National Conference

The Formal Letter of Invitation and Agenda to attend the 2014 AGM can be found in the Members Area under National Conference but you will need your TN's Username and Password to access this part of the website.

The Equalities Policy has been added to the Policies & Guidelines section in the Members Area





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.