About Us

Dorset Online

Started in June 2019 by our editor, Kacper Jednorowicz, Dorset Online is a hyperlocal news website, covering community news, events, businesses and charity news.

Unlike the larger news titles available in Dorset, we are not a subsidiary of a company that’s then owned by another profit-focused corporation – we’re a small and independent website run by individuals with in-depth experience in writing, digital marketing and websites.

With four separate news categories, we try and tailor our news to provide stories of interest to Dorset’s residents every single day.

Whether a community update, or a major incident of national importance – we cover stories of all sizes.


As of 5th April 2021, Dorset Online has:

  • 33,065+ unique readers
  • 254,417+ views on the site, Twitter and Facebook

Can I submit a story?

Dorset Online can cover your story, whether you’re big or small, as long as:

  1. It involves Dorset.
  2. It’s a news story, business, charity or event coverage.
  3. If you provide us with photos, you must be the owner or have permission to publish the photograph(s).
  4. We kindly ask that you share the story on your company’s social profiles (if you’re an organisation) and/or your personal social media as a thank you gesture. However, this also helps promote your story and encourage sharing of your cause, event, news or promotion. You can also make a donation through PayPal.

Let us know what’s happening in your community, what awards your business or non-profit has won, or the new event you’re putting on.

If you would like to directly promote your product(s) or service(s), please look at our advertising options (below).

How do I submit a story?

Please email your story to [email protected] – this should include a title, content and images.

Please do now follow-up on story submissions. Our team aims to publish stories daily. However, during busier periods it may take us several days to reach your submission.

We would appreciate it if you are able to make a financial contribution to our publication through PayPal. Any funds donated to Dorset Online provide us with additional resources to increase our reach, publish more stories and support local businesses.

Can I advertise or sponsor Dorset Online?

Of course! Dorset Online relies on advertising revenue to keep the business running.


We can write a chain of scheduled editorial content promoting your business which will be published on our website.

The benefits of advertorials include:

  • content written about a product, services or event by a third-party increases trust
  • the content will remain on our site forever
  • backlinks to your site – great for SEO
  • the stories will be shared on our social media channels over and over again
  • the latest stories will be featured and pinned on our homepage for 2 weeks
  • the story is likely to be picked up and covered by other journalists

We can offer one story, two stories, three stories or a weekly advertorial (4 per month).

Each story will be shared on our social media accounts 6 times every 7 days. Posting days and times will be tailored to the habits of your target audience.

Weekly advertorials are most effective on a 12-week commitment and offer maximum exposure.

Arrangements can also be made to promote articles through paid search and social media advertising to maximise exposure – cost to suit your budget.

Banner ads

We have various locations on our homepage, articles, categories, tag and location pages where we can place banner ads. These ads are very prominent and will be seen by all readers.

Discount is available for a commitment of 6 months or longer.

Sponsorship and homepage ads

We have several premium sponsorship slots on our homepage where we can highlight your business and offer plenty of exposure.

As part of a sponsorship, you will also receive exclusive access to a number of banner ads of your choosing and can also benefit from an agreed number of advertorials.

Discount is available for a commitment of 6 months or longer.

How much does it cost to advertise?

Please contact us for up-to-date pricing. Our contact details are below.

I have a question

Please visit our contact page to get in touch.