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Does the Bristol Cable have an editor? Not really…

Collaboration and collective decision making are at the heart of how our editorial team operates – with the aim of producing better journalism for Bristol.

Cable Live: Moya Lothian-Maclean discusses the future of campaigning journalism

Transparency matters: why is Bristol City Council failing on freedom of information?

Voices

‘I didn’t come to the UK for some dream – leaving my country became the only option left’

A Turkish journalist who had to flee her country to escape the repressive government shares what her life in the UK is like as she waits for her asylum claim to be processed.

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The new fake news: how much of a threat does AI pose to journalism?

Illustration showing need for more diversity in the media (credit: @laurence_ware_design)

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We’re working to diversify the Cable team. Let’s start with our freelancer base

Listen: Why Reach PLC’s Bristol Live journalists are striking, with National Union of Journalists’ Paul Breeden

A thousand journalists are taking strike action across the country at Reach PLC, one of the big three conglomerates that dominate the regional news market and who own Bristol Live.

Bristol’s mayor shouldn’t cherry pick which journalists attend his briefings

Local democracy reporters have been banned from attending Marvin Rees’ press conferences, sparking a boycott from local media outlets.

‘I want Black and Brown boys and girls to think they can get to these kinds of positions’

Lucy Turner, the new editor of Rife magazine talks about the need for young people to feel believed in, how art helped her face adversity, and how to make media and creative industries less pale, male and stale.

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.

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?

My journey into journalism

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