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Edition 23

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

Inside: Private mental health services in Bristol investigated

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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.

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

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

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

Help our reporting on private mental health services (member log-in required)

We're about to publish a new series about private mental health services in Bristol, focusing on why people are being treated by for-profit comapanies rather than the NHS. We need your input.

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.

We asked: What needs solving in Bristol?

This issue is about solutions, so we asked the Cable’s 2,100 members what they most want to see solutions for. Here we explore some ideas for solutions to the biggest themes members raised: transport and housing. 

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.

Introducing: our first 'early career journalists'

We’ve hired two up-and-coming Bristol reporters.

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.

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.

My journey into journalism

One Bristol Cable Media Lab graduate’s journey into journalism.

Members' meeting: Behind the Lopresti ice cream investigation

This Monday, we hosted a free evening at Windmill Hill City Farm cafe in Bedminster to discuss our investigation into the Lopresti ice cream slavery case.

Members’ Event: Behind the Lopresti Ice-cream Investigation

Join us to hear the inside story on the Lopresti ice cream slavery investigation. Cable journalists Adam and Alon will share the ethical and practical...

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.

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