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


What's New?        

 Check here regularly for new information!

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New rules for ALL charities regardless of size are being introduced early next year. Do they affect your TN? Then check the information by logging into the Members area and click on the Policies and Guidelines link.



Is your TN struggling? Do you need some financial or technical support? 

TNF has introduced a Grant Scheme to help you to achieve your goals.  The grant can be used to buy or loan much needed equipment, to get specialist advice, or hands-on help, or just have a mentor there to support you.

A link to the details of the scheme are in the Members Documents area of the TNF website together with the Application Form.




Are you a member of TNTALK, the independent forum on which you can post questions and points for discussion?  If not, and you would like to be, just go to Help & Support where you can find all the details you need for joining.  You could also look at the following link: 


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.