The Romsey Advertiser has taken on a brand new reporter who will be focusing on the views and concerns of the community in Romsey.

Adam Nixon, from Waterlooville, is one of the 83 community reporters based at regional newspapers to help thrive areas that are under represented.

The 19-year-old has just finished his NCTJ Journalism course at Highbury College, Cosham and is ready to voice the views of Romsey.

Adam said: "I am so excited to be starting at the Daily Echo, I have been given such a good patch and community to start my journalism journey in.

"I want to help the Daily Echo and the Romsey Advertiser to bring the best community stories from Romsey which is an area that has such a love for local journalism.

"This is a brand new area for me and I know that is doesn't get enough coverage throughout both papers - I am here to learn the area quickly and make sure these areas are widely covered."

Adam's focus area is Romsey and the surrounding villages - he will be using social media to voice the community's thoughts and stories.

He will have stories published in both the Romsey Advertiser as well as the Southern Daily Echo.

Adam added: "It is such a great opportunity to be the community reporter for Romsey, I have been practicing for a role like this in my course so it is amazing to be doing it full time and representing the area.

"I want to connect to as many people as I can through social media and meet as many people as I can to make sure people's stories are making the headlines in both regional papers."

Facebook donated £4.5 million to the NCTJ, the National Council for the Training of Journalists, to make this project possible. The two-year Community News Project is the first of its kind and also aims to bring more diversity into newsrooms.

If you have a story for Adam, you can contact him on or call 02380 424477. You can also contact him on Facebook by searching Adam Nixon, or follow him on twitter at @AdamJNixon.