The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative – created and owned by over 1900 (and counting) people in the city. With free events and trainings, a multimedia website and a free quarterly print edition, The Bristol Cable is redefining local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and cooperative ownership. Online, in print and on the street.
Newspapers should quite rightly be judged by what they print, but it’s high time to also focus attention on how they are run as businesses, and who they serve.
Members make the Cable. But we really need more of us.
We asked members what our next campaign should be… and you came up with some challenging and powerful ideas.
Following a Bristol Cable campaign, police forces must release information on mass spy technology
The Cable led calls from across the city to #bootoutbailiffs - and we’re being heard.
A look back at Media Lab 2018 - a free journalism course making the media more accessible.
The Bristol Cable is an internationally recognised pioneer in building a new model for journalism. We – 2000 members (and growing) – are changing what local media looks like: in what we produce, how it’s produced, and who owns it.
Today, we are sending out copies of the magazine out to hundreds of Cable members. To get yours through the post, become a member and pay £3 or more a month. Otherwise, copies will be available for free from hundreds of venues across Bristol within the next week or so.
One hundred Bristol Cable members crammed in to the co-operative’s annual general meeting, proving once again that media in the public interest must be led...
The battle to reshape the Bearpit took a new turn today as the council removed Bristol’s only non-corporate billboard.
You can help sustain and grow the UK's only city-wide media co-op! The Bristol Cable makes media which holds power to account, raises up voices that need to be heard, and trains local people in media skills.
At this event hosted by the Bristol Cable, renowned journalist Gary Younge explores how stories shape our lives, and his experience in hearing and telling them.
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