Author: The Bristol Cable

The Bristol Cable
  • 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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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.

Hiring: Community and Events Organiser

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.

Edition 16 OUT NOW

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.

Cable members continue to shape a new media for Bristol

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...

Iconic Bristol Bearpit billboard removed

The battle to reshape the Bearpit took a new turn today as the council removed Bristol’s only non-corporate billboard.

Why we became Bristol Cable members (and why you should too!)

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.

Watch: Gary Younge on the power of stories

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.

NHS members’ meeting: Tapping into our membership

We listen to the people of Bristol as well as our members to inform our journalism. This time is was all about the NHS.

Watch: An event to tackle the pale, male and stale media

‘Chat, meet, and action’, an event organised by the Cable is forging a new network to tackle the the lack of diversity in media together.

We're hiring: Digital Technical Lead (Part time)

Lead the digital development of the Bristol Cable’s website and digital systems, so we can better engage audiences and members with our content and organisation....

We're launching a campaign to stop the council setting bailiffs on Bristolians. Here’s why.

Using muscle to collect debts is as old as money itself. But the Mayor and Bristol City Council must use fairer and more effective ways. It's time to #bootoutbailiffs.

We're hiring: Community media co-ordinator (Part time)

Support and train members of the Cable and the wider community to contribute to high quality journalism in a collaborative and accessible manner.