We need a public good when times are bad
Communities and public services are suffering, the political landscape is in tumult and you can’t go five minutes without hearing somebody shout ‘fake news’.
Edition 12 OUT NOW
It couldn’t be clearer that the media landscape in the UK is seriously broken. Throughout the election period the rightwing press gave a glaring demonstration of their attitude towards fair and accurate reporting.
WON WHAT?! The press lost this election
IT WAS THE SUN WOT FUDGED IT. For the most part, the tabloids and broadsheets were way off the mark in their election coverage, and...
We’re recruiting! Social Media Coordinator
Want to join a thriving media start up and get the Bristol Cable’s message out far and wide?
Annual General Meeting “fun” shocker!
VOTING RESULTS INCLUDED. On Wednesday 5th April, 104 Cable members crowded into the Malcolm X centre in St Pauls for the Bristol Cable AGM 2017.
Finance Coordinator Recruitment
The Bristol Cable is recruiting a temporary Finance Co-ordinator. Applicants must be available for work from 1st May until 28th July; however, the role has...
Listen: Sneak peak on Cable Issue 11!
A sneak peak from co-ordinators of issue 11 of the Cable.
The Bristol Cable’s much more than just the paper
As thousands know, the Cable’s much more than just the paper in your hands. As a media co-operative, each and every member has an equal share and say - making us a tad different from your typical media baron-owned outlets.
Chasing hard facts in a post-truth world
Depending on your political slant, the year just ended was a time of incredulous horror or a breath of fresh air. A globally turbulent 2016 saw Western societal foundations trembling and – on the surface at least – perceived elites showing cracks.
The Cable will not decide on press regulation without full co-op consultation
The Cable will not settle a position on press regulation without thorough consultation with members and advisors.
Our 2016 favourites: Cable news
A few of the Cable’s favourite news articles that we’ve worked on in 2016.
In the interests of transparency: a window into the Cable
What is the ‘public interest’? If we were to judge it by the metrics of YouTube views or Facebook page likes, Psy’s Gangnam Style and Shakira would tick the box. Should the Cable publish predictable music videos or vacuous clickbait columns? The Cable media coordinators don't think so.