The Cable is not your average newspaper.
In 2014, a small group of volunteers decided to do something about the failures of corporately-owned local media. Through organising and crowdfunding with local communities, the Bristol Cable was born.
Today the Cable is 100% owned by thousands of local people. We produce quality local journalism in print and online, free to access for all.
Together, we hold power to account through groundbreaking investigations, we campaign for change, and we amplify marginalised voices. We are rooted in local communities, but part of a global movement to reinvent local media.
We are not-for-profit, led by our members, and we don’t accept corporate advertising.
We’re trying to build an alternative to the unprecedented crisis in trust and viability faced by journalism.
This is only made possible by people like you, who chip in what they can to build a new model for media. You can join from as little as a few pounds a month.