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  • The Bristol Cable is media co-operative – created and owned by over 2,100 (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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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

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

Co-op Community

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

Coronavirus in Bristol

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

Coronavirus in Bristol

Editorial: 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are attacking the Cable

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.

Cable editorial: Our media and elections are all too much like a century ago. Here’s what we can do.

A lot has changed, but too much remains the same.

Bristol West General Election Hustings

Hospitals, schools, climate change, Brexit… Your chance to put the big questions to your parliamentary candidates for Bristol West.

Gift the Cable

This Christmas, give the gift of high quality, in depth, independent journalism and support Bristol’s media cooperative at the same time

Help us monitor the election and keep the campaign clean

Join the Cable in being on the lookout for misleading data, dodgy money and half truths in this election.

General Election 2019 newsletter

Fake post for redirection

2019 Annual General Meeting

We’re pleased to invite you to the Bristol Cable Annual General Meeting 2019, where Cable members help steer the co-op for the year ahead.

Editorial: A response to Marvin Rees regarding the Cable’s hostile environment article

Mayor Marvin Rees has clarified Bristol council’s position, saying it is exactly the same as the other 11 councils.

Bristol Cable members set the news agenda - BBC air Lopresti slavery investigation

BBC Points West helped us tell the story of how ice cream and property boss Salvatore Lopresti kept men in slave-like conditions.

Dark Arts: a true crime series

Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills revealed over three parts in a new Cable true crime series.

Why the Cable is backing I Am Judah

Behind the shaky video that caught national attention is an important wider story. The Cable is proud to get behind a film seeking to tell it.

Fight for Fair Air - a Bristol Cable campaign