YorkMix is, er, a mix of stuff about York. Just like the city, it aims to be diverse, lively, curious, contrary, a bit maddening at times and easy to get around. Whether YorkMix will evolve into a 2,000-year-old destination harbouring decapitated Romans and an inadequate ring-road is in the hands of Mother Destiny. We like to think it will.
It’s already a place to share your thoughts, achievements, discoveries; a home for suggestions, discussions, disagreements. Just like Walmgate Bar, our portcullis is always up. We are open for contributions. Please wander our virtual footstreets, and add some snickleways of your own.
YorkMix is thrown together by three ex-Press types…
Richard studied design at Art School and to degree level. He cut his teeth at the Yorkshire Evening Press and has subsequently managed design accounts for clients including J Sainsbury, Caledonian Brewery and Whitbread Plc. With more than 20 years’ industry experience he has a passion for creative yet practical design and enjoys working with businesses to maximise their visual presence.
After training on The Northern Echo, David started his Fleet Street career, working on The Sunday Times and several tabloids – first as a sub-editor, later as a senior executive, specialising in features, showbiz and music. In 1993, he was appointed editor of the Yorkshire Evening Press, returning to national newspapers in 1996. In 2001 he came back to York, where he now works as a freelance editor.
Typewriters and Banda printers were Chris’s tools of the trade when he first started bashing out articles for publication. He trained as a reporter on the daily paper in Bath before moving to the Yorkshire Evening Press, where he became features editor. Now freelance, he has advanced into digital journalism, and is excited by the opportunity to mess things up in a whole new medium.