The Bristol Cable

The Bristol Cable
  • The Bristol Cable is media co-operative – created and owned by over 2,500 (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.
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Job: Frontend developer wanted to help build the tech to power local community journalism

Help build a pioneering Community Engagement System to drive sustainable public interest community journalism.

Cable editorial: The big story behind Bristol’s local election isn’t who won, but who voted.

Bristol Citizens' Agenda: priorities for the local elections

Co-op Community

Shape the Bristol Citizens' Agenda

Have your say on what matters to you this election, and shape the Bristol Citizens' Agenda.

Co-op Community

Share your tributes: Help us remember the Bristolians lost to Covid-19

Co-op Community

Why the Cable is boycotting the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards 2021

Help shape our reporting on Bristol and the climate crisis

We can't tackle the climate crisis alone – as individuals, a single newspaper, city or country. We must act together. That's why we want you to join us in planning how we cover Bristol's role.

The challenge and opportunity: The Cable's climate crisis special is out now

It won’t be available in as many places this time, for obvious reasons, but if you join for £3 a month, you will get the latest edition direct to your door!

The Bristol Cable in 2020: A year like no other, for a newspaper like no other

This was the year we all found out the answer to a question we didn’t think we’d be asked: how will we respond to a...

How Bristol 24/7 publicised Big Tobacco’s push for respectability, before accepting its money

Local magazine and news website’s £25,000 grant from Philip Morris followed a string of articles referencing its new heated tobacco products.

This is how Cable members are building a media owned by communities not corporations

The annual general meeting 2020 was a media shareholders event like no other

Launching an events calendar to amplify Bristol's communities

We’re launching a calendar to help Bristolians find out what's on with community and social events.

Editorial: After Colston, now to tear down structures of racism, including in the media

A statement from the Cable on the felling of Colston, Black Lives Matter and working towards anti-racism.

Free Webinar: is reader-owned media the business model of the future?

We started with a group of volunteers - now we have ten staff and thousands of members. We’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt so far, along with co-op expert Dave Boyle.

A new tool for harnessing public knowledge for better journalism

Out of crisis comes an opportunity to create new ways to get communities involved in our reporting

Editorial: Journalism is a public service. It should act like it. And it needs you to support it.

Could the pandemic force newspapers to reconsider their priorities and better serve public needs?

Editorial: 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are attacking the Cable

With conspiracy theories spreading in pandemic Britain with destructive consequences, we need readers to bolster responsible and thorough journalism with their support.

Share and create this list of free Bristol coronavirus advice on employment, housing, immigration and more

There’s help out there on a range of issues.

Share and create this list of volunteering and support in Bristol during coronavirus

Can you help connect volunteers to local organisations in need of help?

Share and create this list of Bristol food, including for those in need during coronavirus

Support local food businesses and find help if you are in need.

Why we’re starting a series of ‘solutions journalism’

Looking at ambitious and realistic solutions to the problems facing our communities - not just the problems.

Cable wins innovation fund to work with communities to produce public-interest news

We'll be bringing 'open newsrooms' to communities across Bristol, working with locals to select and co-produce stories that matter.

Help us find solutions for Bristol

In the next edition and beyond, we plan to focus on exploring solutions to the biggest issues facing our city. Have your say.

Another year in building a new media. Here's to many more. We need it!

This year was a big one for us. Because every year we exist is a big one.