The Bristol Cable is shaking up local journalism, reporting on the stories behind the headlines and putting Bristolians in charge of their media.  

No barons or hedge-funds, we are powered by over 2,000 members who all have a say and own an equal share in their media co-operative. This means we publish stories that matter to the public not big business, uncovering wrongdoing and injustice in our city.

Accurate and impactful journalism that holds power to account is expensive, takes time and can be risky. Thanks to the support of our members, media in the public interest is free for all to access in Bristol.

We print a free quarterly magazine, with a circulation of 30,000 copies – delivered to thousands of homes and hundreds of venues in Bristol. Original stories are regularly published online, digging into major and under-reported issues and offering fresh insights.

Beyond just publishing, the Cable delivers free media training through our Media Lab course with award-winning journalists, and year-round member events. In doing so, Bristolians are equipped with the skills to report on important issues to them and have a platform to publish on.

Meanwhile, at our monthly and annual member events – members have a direct say in their media, get behind-the-scenes access to our investigations, meet the team, and have a say on the editorial and business direction of the Cable. So far, over 1,400 people from all walks of life have benefited from our journalism courses and events.