Editorial team

Whitechapel LDN is a cultural online magazine that provides daily content about Whitechapel and its outlying areas including Wapping and Stepney in East London.

As a social enterprise, we are committed to pioneering a model of local journalism that is community-led. Our staff are professionally trained journalists with a passion for bringing high quality journalism to the grassroots and giving a voice to those less heard.

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Current staff

Tabitha Stapely

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

2016 to present

Tabitha is the founder and director of Social Streets C.IC, the not-for-profit news and media organisation that publishes Whitechapel LDN. She has worked as a magazine editor at several top publishing houses, most recently at Hearst Magazines where she lead on digital content strategy for titles including Elle, Red, Esquire, Handbag and Harpers, and previously The Telegraph Saturday Magazine. Stapely was CEO of Roman Road Trust from 2013 to 2018 and has extensive experience of local governance, neighbourhood forums and community capacity building.

Albert Toth

DEPUTY EDITOR (TRAINEE SCHEME)

Feb 2021 to present

Albert graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019 where he studied English and Media. As Editor of Liverpool’s student newspaper, he gained an interest in campaigning and local journalism. He is currently completing an NCTJ diploma in Journalism and enjoys writing about communities, politics and social issues. Originally from the Midlands, Albert has ventured south to cover important local stories that give a voice to underrepresented groups.