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

Details of the 2017 National Conference, including a booking form, to be held at the Holiday Inn Wakefield during the weekend of 6th - 8th October can be found in the Members Area > National Conference.

Papers for this year's AGM on Saturday 7th October 2017, to be held during National Conference, can be found in the Members Area > Annual General Meeting.

Exhibitor details and booking forms for the 2017 National Conference can be found in Service Providers within the Getting Involved pages.

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 have a look at the following link:  https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TNTALK/info

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 Members Area > Members Documents where you can download the document you've been looking for - full of help, tips and suggestions.

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.