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The Bristol Cable

Free workshops and events for co­op members: for a city that owns and creates honest and challenging media. Telling it how it is!

A selection of what we’ve put on so far this year.


Photography and ethics with Dr Shawn Sobers

Answer the question! Interviewing techniques with Steve Tooze

Get the facts: Freedom of Information requests with Phil Chamberlain

Investigating companies with Corporate Watch

Top tips for #twitter: Building a social media profile with Tansy Hoskins

Data visualisation and interactive graphics with Tableau Public





Get Heard Bristol West in collaboration with ACORN, Ujima Radio and Bristol Somali Media Group

No Gates in Stokes Croft! An alternative to Corporate Gentrification  In collaboration with PRSC

Free Film screenings: 12 0’clock boyz, 4th Estate (with director Lee Salter), and On the side of the road (with director Lia Tarachansky)

The Bristol Cable in Numbers


First edition published



Co­op shareholders as of September 2015, contributing on average £3 per month


Number of members needed to build sustainability and start paying volunteers and contributors


Free magazines shared across Bristol


Unique visitors to


 ­ People who have attended over 30 free workshops, trainings and events


Public interest journalism is expensive, takes time and can be risky.

But powering Bristol’s media co-op isn’t.

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