Jim Masson

DOWN NEWS was set up in 2009 by Jim Masson who has almost 20 years experience in the media industry as photographer, columnist and editor.

It is a hyperlocal blog which covers news and sport items in and around County Down. Down News is non-political ie it respects all political perspectives and does not strive to pursue any one strand of political opinion.

As a modern media production, it is keen to promote fairness and equality in the handling of its stories and articles and in turn, there is an expectation that Down News too will be treated equally and with respect. It encourages positive reader engagement and is active on social media platforms.

In 2011, Down News won the Best Use of Social Media award on the legacy Down District Council, and it has continued to push the boundaries and set standards in hyperlocals in Northern Ireland.

Down News is a platform where local businesses can advertise their products and services at a very competitive rate and Jim is keen to talk to prospective advertisers. Digital advertising is a relatively new experience for many local businesses and therefore the needs of the business requiring advertising concerned take poll position, and simple or bespoke packages are offered.

Also, Down News offers photography services and concentrates mainly on corporate and event photography, but can do a range of photographic work from weddings to business events and other social events.

Give Jim Masson a call (in confidence) for more information and to have a chat about your business and photography quotes and needs.

Additional Social Platforms and information:
Facebook: jim.masson1
Down News Photography Web Site

Down News Ltd

Local news Platform and Photographer

Office 2 Knowledge House
Down Business Centre
46 Belfast Road
Co. Down
BT30 9UP


028 4461 5690

078 5554 5873