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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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

Shaping local media for 2020 at our fifth birthday AGM

Cable members came along to elect our directors, decide how to grow our membership and reach more people with our media.

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

Why Cable members are voting for change

It’s time to hear from members on which issue we should prioritise in our next campaign – making drug use safer or cleaning up our air.

Vote online for the Cable’s next campaign and push for change in the city

We believe journalism is more than information. It’s power. And now it’s time to add your voice to create positive change in Bristol.

A secret side of Bristol is revealed by the Cornerman crime series

There's no two ways about it, the Cornerman series is 'sensational', but not at the expense of accuracy, rather because of it.

Why we go beyond flash in the pan reporting

In the digital age, news is turning into noise so we try to cut through that by telling the full story - from start to finish.

6 ways the Cable is turning media ownership on its head

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.

Refer a friend. Share free stuff. Grow the Cable

Members make the Cable. But we really need more of us.

How we're creating the next Cable campaign together

We asked members what our next campaign should be… and you came up with some challenging and powerful ideas.

The Cable view: opening the surveillance state through collaboration

Following a Bristol Cable campaign, police forces must release information on mass spy technology

The Cable view: A development for justice in this city, with the help of Cable members

The Cable led calls from across the city to #bootoutbailiffs - and we’re being heard.

Getting skilled up is just one way the Cable is shaking up the media

A look back at Media Lab 2018 - a free journalism course making the media more accessible.