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Annual General Meeting:

Every year Cable members get together to look at the big questions facing the co-op. How should we spend our resources? What projects shall we focus on? What topics should we cover?

Members also grapple with key ethical questions like establishing and monitoring our commitment to ethical advertising policies and who we should apply for funding too.

All members are invited to stand for and directly elect our board of directors, who offer advice and scrutiny of the co-ordinator team.

Check out videos and results from previous AGMs here.


We are currently building a digital membership platform that will facilitate direct engagement of our members.

In the meantime we are experimenting with how to get members as involved as possible, such as through the 2019 campaign poll where almost 600 people, a third of our membership, voted on what editorial campaign to undertake.

Monthly members’ meeting:

Our monthly members’ meeting is the main regular point of contact for the membership. Each month we gather to discuss the latest financial and membership updates and discuss strategic and political issues for the Cable. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other members of the co-operative.

We might discuss things like what stories we should report on, or if members want the Cable to campaign on certain issues. A Cable journalist will also give members a ‘behind the scenes’ exclusive presentation on how they investigated a story and answer questions. We also run activities which help us develop as an organisation, such as using participatory budgeting to create the budget that we vote on at each AGM. Monthly meetings are a place where members can suggest events or content, and volunteer to help out with different aspects of the Cable.

Meetings happen on the first Monday of each month (usually), and more details can be found here.


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