Do you ever feel like you should be better at keeping up with the news?

We had that feeling too and we’ve worked as journalists for years, writing for national and international publications.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll find it hard to click on articles that you should probably read.

“I should try harder to follow the news,” you think.

Well actually, we think the news should try harder to follow you.


The Overtake is about you. It’s not about the exclusively straight, white, middle-class people who make up the London-centric media, that we already hear so much from already.

We’re proudly based in the North of England and we’re completely independent. That means we’re not owned by a big media company, venture capital firm or private investors. We’re owned by hard-working journalists who care about the future of the media and are working for you.

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Contact us

Contact the editorial team:

Robyn Vinter, Editor-in-Chief


Ethan Shone, Chief Reporter — covering music, politics and society (and anything where someone needs to leave the office)


Rik Worth, Features Editor — covering culture, film and people


Abigail Fenton, Deputy Editor — covering gender, LGBT+ and mental health


Rima Ahmed — Sales and marketing


Aaliyah Karim — Sales


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